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Summer Fruit Harvesting in Full Swing

July has been a busy month for our volunteer fruit loops as we are in the middle of the peak summer fruit season (valencia oranges, peaches, plums, etc.) with the calls from homeowners not wanting to see their fruit go to waste increasing!

In the last 2 weeks, we have harvested thousands of pounds of fresh fruit from homes in Hancock Park, Winnetka, Granada Hills and Studio City.

Quick Reminder:  Our 4th Volunteer Meet n’ Greet is this coming Tuesday 7-27-10 at MEND Poverty.

Food Forward is now 18 months old! We have achieved many amazing accomplishments that we would love to share with you. To get a chance to catch up, meet you all, introduce you to some of the work we are doing, and ways you can be involved with us, we are holding our fourth Volunteer Meet n’ Greet at MEND Poverty, one of our receiving partner pantries, this coming Tuesday, July 27, 2010.  

MEND is located at 10641 N. San Fernando Rd., Pacoima, CA 91331

We’ll start off promptly at 7pm with a short tour of this amazing facility dedicated to alleviating hunger and poverty in the community through food distribution and offering a wide range of supportive services and then give you the lowdown on Food Forward, what we are up to, what is happening in our second year of operation. We will talk about volunteer needs we have currently, get your ideas and answer any questions about how we work and how your energy can be added to our work feeding LA’s hungry.


Stay tuned for our upcoming Fresh Juice which will be loaded with juicy harvests & events coming up in August!

Hope to see you all in a tree very soon…


Looking for fruit trees in LA!

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 erica@foodforward.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!

Tripleheader Fruit Picking Weekend

An amazing tripleheader of fruit picks last weekend brings in over 2,000 lbs of fresh fruit (valencia oranges, mandarin oranges, grapefruit, lemons, limes & persimmons) and garden herbs (rosemary, basil and oregano) all to feed LA’s hungry! We harvested trees in Glendale, Studio City and Granada Hills and had over 40 volunteers join us so a BIG thanks to all who picked with us… We look forward to seeing you at the BIG PICK 3 this coming Sunday 12/13 at the CSUN Orange Grove! Please keep telling your friends, family and co-workers who might have fruit trees about Food Forward as we do need more trees… THANKS!

Fallin Grapefruits and Bananas in Studio City

Another great sunset pick yesterday in Studio City brings in 713lbs of fresh ripe grapefruit and the first donor to give us fresh homegrown bananas! A BIG thanks to Robert (the homeowner), the FF volunteers & Richard @MEND!
We do have a few spots left for the following Sept pick:

Sunday 9/27 – San Fernando Valley (exact location TBD) @10am

Email: info@foodforward.org if you would like to join us on a pick or help us spread the word! We look forward to seeing you on a pick very soon and thank you for your continued support.

Falling Grapefruits in Studio City

On Sunday, Food Forward picked 308 pounds of fresh and free grapefruit in Studio City with 7 volunteers and delivered the fruit to a local food pantry SOVA.  SOVA told us that this fruit donation came in just in time since their coolers are empty of fruit. Now local families will receive fresh fruit that would otherwise feed the squirrels.

Another great job by Food Forward Volunteers!

Next weekend, LA fruitloops team up with SB Backyard Bounty 4 orange mashup of summer: FRUITSTOCK! be there n feed da hungry: info@foodforward.org

To close out FRUITSTOCK, Food Forward will return 2 Berney Ranch next Sunday 8/30, following Sat 8/29 Santa Barbara/Montecito orange pick 2 shatter our record!

Want to be part of FRUITSTOCK? Have some fun, make new friends, enjoy a beautiful day outside in Santa Barbara or Moorpark and help feed the hungry? Email info@foodforward.org 4 more information