Food Forward’s Fresh Juice – May 2010 Edition

Hello Food Forward Volunteers!

We are proud to announce this month’s Fresh Juice announcing May’s picks and events. Below are the calendared events:

Please RSVP via this email with the following information to reserve your spot(s):

1)      Date of pick requested

2)      Total number of spots requested and name(s) of pickers (please include ages of children if they are under 18)

3)      E-mail address

4)      Cell phone # you can be reached at on the day of the pick

Please note: the exact address of the pick will be given out only to confirmed pickers 48-72 hours prior to the pick.

4-26-10 – Monday

Event: Hollywood Sunset Pick

Start Time:      5:30 PM

End Time:       7:00 PM

Where:            Hollywood

Details: Come join FF for a relaxing sunset pick this coming Monday!


5-1 and/or 5-2 – Big Sunday Weekend

Event: Big Sunday Citrus Picks

Start Time:      9:00 AM

End Time:       12:00 PM

Where:            Various locations

Details: On May 1st & 2nd, Food Forward will participate in Big Sunday – the LARGEST volunteer event in all of Southern California – period. Come join the fun, make new friends and help us harvest fruit trees in neighborhoods across Los Angeles to feed the hungry!  Go to for further details and to sign up for a Food Forward project (# 146, 147, 148 for Saturday and # 346, 347, 348 for Sunday).

5-5-10 – Wednesday

Event: Juicy Pink Grapefruit’s

Start Time:      5:30 PM

End Time:       7:00 PM

Where:            Chatsworth

Details: Come join Food Forward on our first Cinco de Mayo pick and help harvest some juicy pink grapefruits! tree climbers welcome


5-8-2010 – Saturday

Event: Stamp out Hunger event support MEND Poverty

Times: 1-5 PM at the Encino, Tarzana or Sherman Oaks Post Office OR 3-9 PM at MEND Poverty in Pacoima.

Details: It’s the biggest one day food drive in the WORLD! Help us STAMP OUT HUNGER! We need hundreds of volunteers both onsite at MEND and at neighborhood post offices from1PM until 5PM offsite at post offices and 3PM until 9PM onsite at MEND! PLEASE COME LEND A HAND!

5-15-2010 – Saturday

Event: Moorpark Orange Pick

Start Time:      9:00 AM

End Time:       12:00 PM

Where:            Moorpark

Details: Help us harvest 100+ trees with fruit going to Catholic Charities in Moorpark. Please only sign-up if you are up for a super-fun and challenging fruit pick on a hill!

5-22-2010 – Saturday

Event: Orange, Grapefruit & Lemon Pick
Start Time:      10:30 AM

End Time:       12:00 PM

Where:            Northridge

Details: Come harvest a lemon, orange and grapefruit tree!

5-23-10 Sunday

Event: Grapefruit Pick

Start Time:      10:30 AM

End Time:       12:00 PM

Where:            Sylmar

Details: Come harvest several grapefruit trees – tree climbers welcome!

Please note our no-show policy:

Volunteer participation is crucial to the success of our organization. Typically, there are standby lists for each pick. When volunteers do not show up, not only does it prevent somebody who wants to volunteer from doing so, it ultimately diminishes the amount of fruit that is harvested for the hungry. If for any reason you are not able to attend the pick that you signed up for, please contact the pick leader or Marie at or Carl at

Great News!!!  Food Forward is now officially a non-profit 501(c)(3). Your monetary or equipment donations are greatly appreciated!

We look forward to seeing you at a pick very soon!


The Food Forward Team


twitter: @foodforwardla

Facebook group: Food Forward

P.O. Box 48818

Los Angeles, CA 90048

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