If you live in LA and have healthy fruit trees (or in a neighborhood that does), please get in touch with us as Food Forward will participate in Big Sunday on May 1st and 2nd – the LARGEST volunteer event in all of Southern California.
We will be harvesting fruit trees in neighborhoods across LA, so we invite you, your friends, family and/or neighbors to take part in this incredible event by being a FRUIT DONOR.
What does it entail? You just sit there while a few of our (fully insured) volunteers do all the work of picking, schlepping and hauling – Sure you might offer us some lemonade or an off color joke to keep our spirits up, but honestly all you need to do is agree to take part and you will received a TAX DONATION RECEIPT for EVERY POUND WE HARVEST. Quite the deal, we know, so don’t tell too many people…better yet, tell everyone including your neighbors!
More importantly, please call us at 818-530-4125 or email Erica our Harvesting/Property Coordinator at email@example.com – to let us know you are on-board – and while you are at it, check out the great work we do and numerous press stories on us at our website: FOODFORWARD.ORG.
You will be proud to be part of our growing family of FRUITANTHROPISTS – now over 150 strong and growing weekly!
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A BIG thanks to the two families who came out this morning to N. Hills to volunteer with us and help pick 484 lbs of fresh juicy grapefruits and limes just given to SOVA to help feed LA’s hungry! Great work Maya, Steven, Ethan, Eli, Mike, Justin and Zachary!
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We had a great pick last Sunday in North Hills bringing in 371lbs of grapefruits – grapefruits a go-go! Had a new volunteer and our calendar is just about set for August picks. Stay tuned as we got a month full of picks to help feed LA’s hungry…
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Had a great group out in sweaty North Hills Sunday – pulling in 450 lbs and some extra goodies from Kim – Thanks to all who attended, and the Raegan and Matt – hope to see you both again
Also attended the Great Slow Food LA Pie Swap – tasty fruit, berry and savory pies from expert bakers – What stood out was our own Emily Dell creating a the first Food Forward Lemon Pie from gleaned lemons she got at last week’s pick…Thanks for the tribute Emily, and thanks for the invite guys!
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