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 firstname.lastname@example.org – 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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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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Last Sunday’s holiday quick pick in North Hollywood yielded 146 lbs of ripe grapefruits and oranges! A big thanks to all volunteers for their strong enthusiasm and efforts to get every last piece of ripe fruit!
Please check back here on our blog and on Facebook (group: food forward) /Twitter (foodforwardla) for continued blasts about new picks and events being announced throughout the month!