Category Volunteer News

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…

Serving her Community On & Off the Clock

This November, we would like to shine the spotlight on Suki Sir, one of our amazing Glean Team Leaders in Ventura. She is the Marketing and Fund Development Director for the Turning Point Foundation, one of our receiving agencies. As a…

Celebrating a Food Waste & Hunger Warrior

Our October Volunteer of the Month is Marsha Brown! Marsha is our longest tenured Glean Team Leader at the Torrance Tuesday Farmers Market, having been a leader now for 4 years. Marsha is passionate, reliable, and very committed to helping…

A Volunteer We Can Always Count On

Meet our Volunteer of the Month for September, Mike Yankauskas! Mike is a Pick Leader with our Backyard Harvest Program who is hard working, dedicated, funny, and just a genuinely great person. He goes above and beyond each time he…

Volunteering Morning, Noon, and Night

8.31.18 —  Meet our Volunteer of the Month for August, Rebecca Brandt. Rebecca is a Pick Leader in Ventura County and has been known to lead fruit picks 7 or 8 times a week! Since she started volunteering with Food Forward a…

A Chef with a Passion for Volunteering

7.25.18 — We’d like to introduce you to our wonderful Volunteer of the Month for July, Michele! Michele is a volunteer triple threat: Farmers Market Glean Team Leader, Produce Pop-Up Lead, and Community Ambassador. She is passionate about serving her community and always…