Category Volunteer News

Volunteer of the Month: Tessa Lucero

Meet our July Volunteer of the Month: Pick Leader Extraordinaire Tessa Lucero! Tessa started volunteering with Food Forward in 2014 and became a Pick Leader shortly after. She has helped us to establish a presence in her neighborhood of Santa Clarita by…

A Birthday Celebration To Fight Hunger

Sarah Spitz, a member of Food Forward’s Board of Advisors, celebrated her birthday with a glean! On Sunday, July 5th, Sarah and group of friends collected produce at three of the markets our Farmers Market Recovery Program operates at and…

Volunteer of the Month: Ian Halsema!

Say hello to our June Volunteer of the Month: Ian Halsema! We first met Ian back in 2013 when he became a regular volunteer at our Santa Monica Wednesday Farmers Market Gleans. He soon trained as a Glean Team Leader…

Volunteer of the Month: Judith Selby!

Meet our May Volunteer of the Month: Judith Selby! Judith and her family became harvesting trailblazers in the San Gabriel Valley by founding Fruit For All, a family focused citrus gleaning organization that began its work in 2010. When her…

Volunteer of the Month: Ralph Peschek!

Meet our April Volunteer of the Month, Glean Team Leader all-star Ralph Peschek! Ralph started leading at the Hollywood Farmers Market in spring of 2014 and was instrumental in the launch of our Farmers Market Recovery Program at the Pasadena…

February's Volunteer of the Month: Heidi Johnson

  Meet Heidi Johnson, the one and only Farmers Market Glean Team Leader at the Larchmont Farmers Market. Heidi is truly someone special in the Food Forward family. She single-handedly began our produce recovery at the Larchmont Farmers Market in…

Volunteers of the Month: Jeff & Tanya!

We are lucky enough to have not just one, but two Volunteers of the Month for December: Culver City Farmers Market Glean Team Leads, Jeff Feldman and Tanya Silva! Jeff and Tanya are a gleaning dream team at the Culver…

Volunteer of the Month: Gunther Schulz

Say hello to October’s Food Forward Volunteer of the Month: Gunther Schulz aka Mr. Glean! Gunther came onto the scene last spring and blew us away with his powerhouse picking! Since then, he has attended nearly every fruit harvest in…