Category Volunteer News

From the harvest to someone's table

Our Volunteer of the Month is Dee Bernaldo! Dee is one of our fabulous Ventura County Pick Leaders who has been instrumental in helping us get to all the fruit trees on our list. Ventura County Branch Coordinator Andrea Howry…

Doing what he can to help

Meet our Volunteer of the Month, Harry Matsumoto! Harry is an Event Leader in three of Food Forward’s programs—he’s a Glean Team Leader, Pick Leader, and Community Ambassador! He’s been critical to keeping the Pasadena glean going over the past…

A Super Troop of Fruit Harvesters

Juliet is one of the Backyard Harvest Programs’ newest Pick Leaders! Since finishing her Pick Leader training, she has led harvests across all of San Gabriel Valley and East LA. Juliet is the leader of her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop, who are…

Going where he's needed

Meet our Volunteer of the Month this November: Neil Newman! Food Forward’s Development Director, Emily Parker, spells out what makes Neil great: “Neil is the best kind of volunteer—one who says yes to whatever we need help with! He’s been…

Bringing his DIY spirit to the table

Meet our Volunteer of the Month, Eron Rauch! Eron is a unique volunteer—instead of leading gleans, he helps us capture them with his camera. Eron is a photographer and artist who first supported Food Forward by raising money through a…

Donating her time to make a difference

Introducing our Volunteer of the Month, Michaela! Michaela has been volunteering with Food Forward since 2016 and in that time she has volunteered at over 40 gleaning events! Michaela finished her Pick Leader training in April of 2019 and she’s led multiple harvest…