Happy MLK Day!

1.16.17 – Today, January 16th, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This national holiday, which falls on the third Monday of January every year, honors the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work and legacy.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

In recognition of Dr. King’s efforts and intentions for the benefit of all people, MLK day became a nationwide day of service in the 1990’s. It is officially part of United We Serve, the president’s call to service initiative. This means that all around the country, folks like you will be teaming up for the day with awesome organizations to better their communities.

Here at Food Forward, we’re proud to be a part of the MLK Day of Service program! We had a great time working with students from Occidental College and USC last year over Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend.

Oxy Volunteers MLK Day 2016

Volunteering for MLK Day

So what can YOU do to help?

If you’re reading this today and you would like to help out, you’re in luck! This is the perfect time of year to get involved in the work we’re doing. We rely on our excellent volunteers and we want you to join us in any way you can. Want to pick fruit? We’ve got opportunities multiple days a week. Want to help at a farmer’s market? We’re in markets all over the Los Angeles area. Want to help in some other way? You can!

Everything you need to know about volunteering with Food Forward can be found here, along with our calendar for the next couple of months.

Sign up to volunteer!

Below are just a few of our upcoming events:

  • Tangerine Harvest in Goleta: 1/21 & 1/28
  • Glean Team Leader Training and Info session: 2/11
  • Volunteer Orientation for New Volunteers: 2/15
  • Community Ambassador Training: 2/25

Volunteers at the Huntington Gardens

We hope to see you soon!

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