Category Volunteer News

VOLUNTEER of the MONTH: Ross Zelen

Ross Zelen, a 3rd year Political Science student at UCSB, has proven that even as a busy college student, he still finds time to pick fruit for those in need. Ross picks fruit in LA County, Ventura County, and Santa…

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH: Gloria Szabo

Gloria Szabo has been a regular Ventura County volunteer with FF since we began building our County branch in 2010.  Always a pleasure to work with, Gloria shows up with a great smile and ready to pick no matter where the harvest is located-…

September Volunteer of the Month: Chris Alford!

Every so often willing and dedicated community members step to the plate and dedicate themselves to a beneficial cause and Food Forward is so lucky to have such a strong network of community members who want to make an impact.…

JULY VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH: GREG RUDOLPH

As our mission spreads like a grapevine throughout Southern California, Food Forward remains so lucky to enjoy such closeness among our fruit family.  Our family of dedicated volunteers is at the core of Food Forward’s continued success. We also feel…

Our 1st Pick Leader Academy

Yesterday was another exciting day in the fruitworld as an incredible group of volunteers joined us for our 1st official Pick Leader Academy! We now have 5 new volunteers in Pick Leader training and we hope to have them trained…

Community fruit picking at CSUN!

Last Sunday, Food Forward volunteers (and lots of CSUN students :) were able to harvest 2,350lbs of Valencia Oranges from CSUN’s historic orange grove with 100% of the fruit harvested going to feed the hungry! The fruit was donated to SOVA…