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1125 lbs harvested in less than 2 hours!

The Food Forward team would like to thank all of Sunday’s volunteers for their hard work! 1125 lbs of fresh citrus fruit picked in under 2 hours, 100% to LA’s hungry this week!

Photos courtesy of Juli Agnew.

NEW SUNSET PICK ADDED

Hello FF volunteers! New sunset pick added tomorrow, 8-3 @ 5:30 PM in Woodland Hills. Please RSVP to marie@foodforward.org if you want to join the juicy fun! THANKS!

Great Pick 7-11-10 in Sylmar!

GREAT pick yesterday in Sylmar! 15 trees + 1.5 hours of volunteer work = 1750 lbs of fresh Valencia oranges to those in need! Thanks to all who helped out!

RSVP for a Special Weekend Pick and Our Volunteer Meet N’ Greet

Hello Food Forward Volunteers!

We at Food Forward hope that all of you have had a great 4th of July weekend!

So far, July has been a fantastic month for volunteer participation- almost every pick is full! We were just offered a multi-tree property for this Sunday’s pick (July 11th)  and need an extra 25 volunteers in addition to those who have already signed up. This Sylmar pick promises to be a fun one; the trees are a great height, easy to pick and fit for anyone over 12 years old (though we do ask that all minors come with a parent or guardian). Pick details:

7-11-10 – Sunday

Event:              Citrus Pick

Start Time:      9:30 AM

End Time:       11:30 AM

Where:            Sylmar

Details:            Come help the Food Forward Team harvest 15 trees on one property!

Also, don’t forget about Food Forward’s 4th Volunteer Meet N’ Greet (RSVP Below):

7-27-10 – Tuesday

Event:              Food Forward’s 4th Volunteer Meet N’ Greet

Start Time:      7:00 PM

End Time:       8:30 PM

Who:                For all New, Current or Interested Volunteers

Where:            MEND Poverty, 10641 N. San Fernando Rd. Pacoima, CA 91331

Details:            Come meet the Food Forward Core Team – we’ll bring the cookies!

RSVP:             To marie@foodforward.org by July 23rd.

Please RSVP to marie@foodforward.org with the following information to reserve your spot(s):

  1. Event requested
  2. Total Number of spots requested and name(s) of pickers (please include ages of children if they are under 18)
  3. E-mail address
  4. Cell phone # you can be reached at on the day of the event.

We look forward to seeing you at one of these events!

Great News!!!  Food Forward is now officially a non-profit 501(c)(3). Your monetary or equipment donations are greatly appreciated!

Sincerely,

The Food Forward Team

http://foodforward.org

Twitter: @foodforwardla

Facebook group: Food Forward

P.O. Box 48818

Los Angeles, CA 90048

New Pick Added this Wednesday, July 7th

New pick added this coming Wednesday, July 7th @ 5:30PM in Sherman Oaks! Please RSVP to marie@foodforward.org if you are free!

Food Forward’s Fresh Juice – July 2010

Hello Food Forward Volunteers!

We are proud to announce this month’s Fresh Juice announcing July’s picks and events. Below are the calendared events.

Please RSVP to marie@foodforward.org with the following information to reserve your spot(s):

  1. Date of pick requested
  2. Total Number of spots requested and name(s) of pickers (please include ages of children if they are under 18)
  3. E-mail address
  4. Cell phone # you can be reached at on the day of the pick.

Please note: the exact address of the pick will be given out only to confirmed pickers 48-72 hours prior to the pick.

7-27-10 – Tuesday

Event:              Food Forward’s 4th Volunteer Meet N’ Greet

Start Time:      7:00 PM

End Time:       8:30 PM

Who:                For all New, Current or Interested Volunteers

Where:            MEND Poverty, 10641 N. San Fernando Rd. Pacoima, CA 91331

7-3-10 – Saturday

Event:              Citrus Pick

Start Time:      10:30 AM

End Time:       12:30 PM

Where:            Burbank

Details:            Come join the FF crew in Burbank and help harvest several citrus trees on one property in Burbank!

7-10-10 – Saturday

Event:              Private Pick

Details:            Please contact marie@foodforward.org if you are interested in setting up a private pick for your

group or organization!

7-11-10 – Sunday

Event:              Citrus Pick

Start Time:      9:30 AM

End Time:       11:30 AM

Where:            San Fernando Valley, TBD

Details:            To follow.

7-18-10 – Sunday

Event:              Citrus Pick

Start Time:      9:30 AM

End Time:       11:30 AM

Where:            Woodland Hills

Details:            Come join the FF crew as we harvest citrus trees on multiple properties in Woodland Hills!

7-25-10 – Sunday

Event:              Citrus Pick

Start Time:      9:30 AM

End Time:       11:30 AM

Where:            Granada Hills

Details:            Come help the FF crew harvest citrus trees in Granada Hills!

Please respect the time commitment you make:

Volunteer participation is crucial to the success of our organization. When volunteers do not show up, not only does it prevent somebody who wants to volunteer from doing so, it ultimately diminishes the amount of fruit that is harvested for the hungry. If for any reason you are not able to attend the pick that you signed up for, please contact the pick leader or Marie at marie@foodforward.org or Carl at 818-554-8696.  The experience of your participation is very important to us. Please give us any ideas on how we may improve.

Great News!!!  Food Forward is now officially a non-profit 501(c)(3). Your monetary or equipment donations are greatly appreciated!

We look forward to seeing you at a pick very soon!

Sincerely,

The Food Forward Team

818-554-8696 (Carl’s cell)

http://foodforward.org

Twitter: @foodforwardla

Facebook group: Food Forward

P.O. Box 48818

Los Angeles, CA 90048

New Pick Tuesday 6-22

New pick added next Tuesday, 6-22 @ 5:30PM! Please RSVP to marie@foodforward.org for more info!