Category Volunteer News

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…

All in this together

June’s Volunteer of the Month is Ventura’s own David Lawless! David is not only a Community Ambassador who helps us spread the word about Food Forward at events across Ventura County, he also volunteers regularly at fruit picks. At a…

Spreading kindness through food

Introducing our Volunteer of the Month for May, Hank Brehman! Hank has been volunteering with Food Forward since 2014, and quickly got more involved and became a Glean Team Leader. Hank has lead at 7 farmers markets throughout Los Angeles,…

Thank you, volunteers!

It’s Volunteer Appreciation Week, so we’re sharing the reasons we love our volunteers! “Volunteers aren’t just the backbone of our organization. They are the heart, the legs, the eyes, and the soul of what we do. They are the patterns…

Making a difference starts at home

Meet our Volunteer of the Month, Christina Alvarez-Novoa! Christina is our intern for the Ventura County branch, and has been a great asset to the team. Earlier this month, she jumped right in and led an event (by herself), where her…

From frequent gleaner to Glean Team Leader!

Meet our Volunteer of the Month for February, Oscar Zapata! He’s been volunteering with us for almost 3 years now and always signs up right away to lead the Larchmont market, about 2-3 times a month. He’s super enthusiastic, and…

Making a big impact in a short time

Stephanie joined the Backyard Harvest team in the summer of 2018 and in that short amount of time she has lead 7 harvest events and become a crucial part of the Food Forward’s work in the Central LA region. Stephanie…