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.

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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!

  • Date: Wednesday - 04/22/15
    Time: 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
    Location: Pacoima, CA
    It's a Jammin' Day with Food...
    Details | Registration is Closed



 " On behalf of the Studio City Farmers Market, I just want to add that the Food Forward Farmers Market Program is seamless. Once we introduced the program to the farmers the volunteers took over and there have never been any issues. The volunteers do all the work, they are professional and courteous and quick. It is truly a program that benefits many, including the farmers, who are happy to get their receipts for the tax write-off. "
Esther Walker, Executive Director Studio City Farmers Market

"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 love being a part of Food Forward picks. They have really taught me to appreciate the labor it takes to harvest our food. At the same time, I also love being around such fun all performing a great deed for the community."
-Connie, Volunteer