May Fresh Juice

Howdy Fruit-kateers!

A HUGE thanks to all who attended, drank, played, volunteered, bought, ate and simply enjoyed The Spring Melt this past Saturday at Greenbar.  What a night! A record 225+ fruitanthropists attended, making it our biggest and most successful fundraiser to date.  We’d like to extend our thanks to the MANY who contributed in so many generous ways including: ClementineGreenbar DistilleryValet of the DollsDJ Trent, Lolalaa Flowers, Debra Wilson, Matthew HodgesSpotlight Parties Photo Booth, and Jesse Gilbert.

Many thanks to Greg of Greg Fiore Photography for donating his talent to record the auspicious evening.  Take a look at the early shots here on our Facebook Page – and, if you haven’t already, “Like Us” so you can keep on top of our work, programs, and overall state of citri-fication.

FARMERS MARKET RECOVERY OPPORTUNITY

While we expand the Farmers Market Recovery Program to include more LA markets, we’ve been holding fun trainings for New Glean Team Leads. We are STILL IN NEED of two leads at each location to make them hum. Glean Team Leads commit to volunteering 3-4 hours twice monthly at any of the following markets: Santa Monica (Sunday & Weds), Mar Vista, Hollywood, and Studio City. We are also looking for folks who might want to volunteer at our outreach table at the Hollywood and/or Mar Vista market once or twice a month. For more details please email fmrecovery@foodforward.org.

LA 2050 UPDATE

The Fruit-quarters is proud to confirm that thanks to your voting and support, Food Forward made it into the top ten of the LA2050 grant competition for Social Connectedness! Cross your fingers and fruit pickers that we receive one of the $100,000 awards. Winners will be announced on May 8th!

LA WINEFEST

LA WINEFEST is coming to town June 8-9th and we are excited to announce that Food Forward is the beneficiary organization this year. Keep an eye open for discounted LA WineFest Tickets that benefit Food Forward (a special bargain for our fruit loop community) and other ways to get involved.

STARBUCKS/FOOD FORWARD FRUIT DRIVE 5/17

Our 6th Starbucks/Food Forward Friday Fruit Drive is coming up on 5/17 in Reseda! If you’re interested in donating your backyard fruit, email Max@foodforward.orgfor details. The fruit drive will take place all day on 5/17 at 19313 Victory Boulevard Reseda, CA 91335. See you at the drive!

FRUIT of the MONTH

Last but not least, Brenna Lyons, our fruit curator has chosen her Fruit of the Month – Loquats – learn more about them here.

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