Total Pounds
Produce Recovered To-Date
Backyard Harvest 2015
Farmers Market 2015
Wholesale Recovery 2015

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.

Would you like to volunteer with a group? Please check out our list of scheduled events below! If you do not see a current event that can accommodate your group, please fill out this form and our volunteer team will get back to you!

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Featured Events

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.


Closed Events

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



 "A few hours of being outside in the sunshine and up in an orange tree makes everything better. Working with Food Forward is an excellent way to redistribute some of these resources in a practical and immediately effective method. It is one of the best ways to meet new people from all walks of life...It is a better workout than anything in a gym!"
Dawn

"Whether you find solace in the meditative act of plucking the fruit from trees, or love unwinding from the 9-5 grind by chatting with fellow pickers, Food Forward is a place for everyone. I truly cherish each and every pick for its unique and rewarding experiences. Even in the heart of LA, I have found my locavore sanctuary!"
Elise (Pick Leader)

 


"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