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We are proud to announce this month’s volunteer events. Click on event name for more detail and to register.

Please note: The exact address of the pick will be given out only to confirmed pickers 48-72 hours prior to the pick. To reduce volunteer cancellations and increase the number of volunteer slots, please only sign up for a maximum of 5 events per month. Some volunteers have reported not receiving confirmation emails to AOL and Hotmail accounts. If you do not receive a confirmation after registering, please email volunteer@foodforward.org.

MINORS: Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult guardian who must also register themselves for the event. Volunteers under 18 must have an adult guardian sign the online waiver when registering for the first time. Minimum age for picks: 5 years unless otherwise posted. Minimum age for farmers market gleans: 12 years.

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Featured Events

Torrance Saturday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Saturday - 01/31/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Torrance, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Farmers Market Glean Team Leader Training and Info Session
Date: Saturday - 01/31/15
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: North Hollywood, CA
Glean Team Leaders (GTLs) play...
Details | Register for this event - 12 spots left!

Mar Vista Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 02/01/15
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Mar Vista , CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Santa Monica Sunday Main Street Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 02/01/15
Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Pacific Palisades Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 02/01/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Pacific Palisades, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Larchmont Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 02/01/15
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Torrance Tuesday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Tuesday - 02/03/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Torrance, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Santa Monica Wednesday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Wednesday - 02/04/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Tangerine Mania in Mar Vista
Date: Saturday - 02/07/15
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Come and help us harvest a ple...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Lemon and Orange Pickin' in Monrovia.
Date: Saturday - 02/07/15
Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Monrovia, CA
Come on out to Monrovia to hel...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Mar Vista Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 02/08/15
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Mar Vista , CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Santa Monica Sunday Main Street Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 02/08/15
Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Pacific Palisades Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 02/08/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Pacific Palisades, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Hollywood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 02/08/15
Time: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

West Hollywood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Monday - 02/09/15
Time: 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Location: West Hollywood, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Culver City Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Tuesday - 02/10/15
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Culver City, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Santa Monica Wednesday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Wednesday - 02/11/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Brentwood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 02/15/15
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Mar Vista Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 02/15/15
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Mar Vista , CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Santa Monica Sunday Main Street Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 02/15/15
Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Pacific Palisades Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 02/15/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Pacific Palisades, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Larchmont Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 02/15/15
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Hollywood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 02/15/15
Time: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Gear Up for Grapefruit in Arcadia!
Date: Sunday - 02/15/15
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Arcadia, CA
Get your grapefruit pickin' g...
Details | Register for this event - 6 spots left!

West Hollywood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Monday - 02/16/15
Time: 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Location: West Hollywood, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Torrance Tuesday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Tuesday - 02/17/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Torrance, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Culver City Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Tuesday - 02/17/15
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Culver City, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Santa Monica Wednesday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Wednesday - 02/18/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 6 spots left!

Torrance Saturday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Saturday - 02/21/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Torrance, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Volunteer Pick Leader Training
Date: Saturday - 02/21/15
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: North Hollywood, CA
Stand at the forefront of the ...
Details | Register for this event - 9 spots left!

Pick Leader Orientation, at Ventura Food Forward Office
Date: Saturday - 02/21/15
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Ventura, CA
Leading Food Forward Monthly H...
Details | Register for this event - 15 spots left!

Ventura Volunteer Lunch and New Office Celebration
Date: Saturday - 02/21/15
Time: 12:30 pm - 02:00 pm
Location: Ventura, CA
Join us for lunch to celebrat...
Details | Register for this event - 49 spots left!

Grapefruit and Lemon Zest Fest in Pasadena
Date: Saturday - 02/21/15
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Pasadena, CA
Come on out to Pasadena to har...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Brentwood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 02/22/15
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Mar Vista Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 02/22/15
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Mar Vista , CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Santa Monica Sunday Main Street Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 02/22/15
Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Pacific Palisades Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 02/22/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Pacific Palisades, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Studio City Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 02/22/15
Time: 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: Studio City, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Larchmont Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 02/22/15
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

West Hollywood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Monday - 02/23/15
Time: 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Location: West Hollywood, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Torrance Tuesday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Tuesday - 02/24/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Torrance, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Culver City Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Tuesday - 02/24/15
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Culver City, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Santa Monica Wednesday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Wednesday - 02/25/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 6 spots left!

Torrance Saturday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Saturday - 02/28/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Torrance, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Franklin Canyon Orange Grove Harvest
Date: Saturday - 02/28/15
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Beverly Hills, CA
Join us at this historic Navel...
Details | Register for this event - 24 spots left!

Full Events

The following upcoming events are full but you can still get on the standby list. When you are on the standby list for an event you will be notified if a space becomes available.

Heritage Square Museum Navel Orange Harvest
Date: Saturday - 01/31/15
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Join us for this unique harves...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Brentwood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 02/01/15
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Studio City Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 02/01/15
Time: 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: Studio City, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Hollywood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 02/01/15
Time: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Grapefruit Goodness in Altadena
Date: Sunday - 02/01/15
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Altadena, CA
This Sunday morning will be sp...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

West Hollywood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Monday - 02/02/15
Time: 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Location: West Hollywood, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Culver City Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Tuesday - 02/03/15
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Culver City, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Torrance Saturday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Saturday - 02/07/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Torrance, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Citrus Bonanza in Arcadia
Date: Saturday - 02/07/15
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: Arcadia, CA
Grapefruits, oranges, tangerin...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Brentwood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 02/08/15
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Studio City Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 02/08/15
Time: 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: Studio City, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Larchmont Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 02/08/15
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Torrance Tuesday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Tuesday - 02/10/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Torrance, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Calabasas Farmers Market Recovery by VolunTEENS / Congregation Or Ami
Date: Saturday - 02/14/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Calabasas, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Torrance Saturday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Saturday - 02/14/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Torrance, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Studio City Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 02/15/15
Time: 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: Studio City, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Calabasas Saturday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Saturday - 02/21/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Calabasas, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Hollywood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 02/22/15
Time: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Calabasas Saturday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Saturday - 02/28/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Calabasas, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Calabasas Saturday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Saturday - 03/07/15
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Calabasas, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list


Closed Events

The following upcoming events are now closed. Thanks everyone for volunteering and we'll see you up a tree soon!

Calabasas Saturday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Saturday - 01/31/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Calabasas, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Registration is Closed

Calabasas Saturday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Saturday - 02/07/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Calabasas, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Registration is Closed



 "I really didnt expect fruit picking to be so fun, but It was! Its hard not to feel the stress of the day melt away as you laugh about getting bopped on the head by a small citrus fruit, or feeling satisfied climbing high into a tree to pick the freshest grapefruit for someone in need! "
Cob Burton

"On every Food Forward pick there is a moment when I pause for a moment in the midst of picking and I smell the air, and feel the sunlight on my skin. I look around and see a group of people working peacefully together, all doing something just because it is good. Being happy sometimes is as simple as this."
Charles, Volunteer


"I purchased a home last fall that was built in the 1950’s and the fruit trees are mature and produce lots of fruit. I asked myself, “What am I going to do with this fruit?”, and a friend suggested I get a hold of Food Forward. It was easy! I emailed the office, they got back to me requesting location and a photo of the trees. A day was scheduled and arrangements were made. A great group of Food Forward volunteers came to my house, picked the fruit and no mess was left behind."
Paul 2/24/11