June 22 is Community Giving Day at your local Whole Foods

Drop off your homegrown harvest, grab your groceries, and say hello!


Thursday, June 22, Whole Foods Market stores across the LA area will donate 5% of their net sales to support Food Forward’s work in the region.

You can make a difference by shopping at
any of these participating stores: Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Fairfax, Downtown Los Angeles, Glendale, Long Beach, El Segundo, Pasadena (Arroyo Parkway), East Pasadena (Foothill Blvd.), Playa Vista, Northridge/Porter Ranch, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica (23rd & Wilshire, Montana Ave., 5th & Wilshire), Sherman Oaks East, Sherman Oaks West, Silver Lake, Tarzana, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Valencia/Santa Clarita, Venice, West Hollywood, West Los AngelesWestwood, and Woodland Hills markets.


Better yet, swing by a
 DIY Harvest Drop Off at one of the 6 participating stores to donate your backyard produce! We’ll be accepting fresh, excess produce from your backyard tree or garden from 11am-2pm at the Downtown LA, East Pasadena (Foothill Blvd.), Woodland Hills, Thousand Oaks, El Segundo, and Long Beach Whole Foods Markets.


DIY Harvest FAQ

  • What can I bring?
    • Any fresh, uncut fruits or vegetables that you yourself would eat! Please leave any green/unripe, damaged, or broken produce at home.
  • How do I bring it?
    • In a bag, box, or in your hands — even one or two lemons can be a welcome delivery at a local agency! We’ll box it up for you at the drop-off.
  • Where will this produce go?
    • Your excess produce will be dropped off to one of our existing partners, such as a food pantry, in the immediate area of this Whole Foods Market. How’s that for acting locally?
  • I don’t have a backyard to harvest from, but I’d still like to help. How can I?
    • You’re welcome to donate any fresh, unprocessed produce that you buy at Whole Foods Market today. Grab-and-go pieces of fruit that require no refrigeration — like apples, oranges, and slightly underripe bananas — are best! We also welcome you to register to volunteer or donate to support our work.
  • I can only reach a few pieces of fruit. Can you help me harvest the rest?
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