The last few weeks, our fruit loops have been busy harvesting fruit, fruit and more fruit all over Los Angeles to help feed the hungry and June is off to a great start!
Just before Memorial Day, we had a huge harvesting weekend in Northridge & Sylmar which brought in over 2,000lbs of grapefruit, oranges & lemons… The fruit loops were off for the long holiday weekend and then back in Sherman Oaks this past week for more grapefruits.
Today was Day 1 of our juicy fruit weekend bonanza with JF & CQ harvesting our very first blood oranges (Sylmar) and apples (Reseda), and more lemons & grapefruits bringing in a total of 526lbs going today to MEND!
Just a little warm up for the BIG PICK #7 tomorrow at CSUN!
A BIG thanks to all the volunteers who join us on our weekly picks and support us in so many ways and we look forward to seeing you all in a tree soon!
Tagged Apples, Blood Oranges, citrus trees, excess fruit, food forward, fruit harvest, fruit picking, fruit trees, Granada Hills, grapefruit, lemons, Northridge, Reseda, Sylmar, urban gleaning, urban hunger, valencia oranges, Volunteer Organization
Sunday’s fruit picks in Northridge and Valley Glen yield 781lbs of fresh navel oranges, lemons, grapefruit and tangerines to help feed LA’s hungry! Thanks to all the volunteers who came out with great energy – it was a beautiful winter day for fruit harvesting 🙂
BIG PICK 3 @ CSUN’s Orange Grove is coming up on 1/31/10 – a few spots remain – RSVP email@example.com
Interested in leadership opportunities with Food Forward? We have a winter full of small & BIG picks and would love your help! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more….
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Tagged citrus trees, excess fruit, food forward, fruit donation, fruit harvest, fruit trees, grapefruit, lemons, navel oranges, Northridge, urban gleaning, valencia oranges, Volunteer Organization
Our first pick of 2010 brings in 2,164 lbs of fresh fruit 4 LA’s hungry! FF volunteers harvested avocadoes, valencia oranges, lemons, tangelos, navel oranges and grapefruits in Tarzana, N. Hollywood and Pasadena – all donated to SOVA/JFS…
A big thanks to all the volunteers who came out and a very special thanks to all 3 homeowners: Nina, Dave & Julian, Marjorie and Packard for welcoming us at their homes and helping us make Food Forward’s first pick of the new year such a success!
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Tagged avocadoes, community, excess fruit, food forward, fruit trees, grapefruit, lemons, navel oranges, North Hollywood, Pasadena, SOVA, tangelos, tarzana, valencia oranges, Volunteer Organization