Category Volunteer News

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…

Inspiring Others to Volunteer

6.20.18 — Say hello to our Volunteer of the Month for June, Ben Tenn! Ben is a long-time Community Ambassador who represents Food Forward at community events across the San Fernando Valley, but specifically in his own neighborhood of Northridge. Huge thanks to…

Ventura Branch Interns Shine Bright

When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple. ~Paulo Coelho In the day to day busyness of our work, the special moments of inspiration and joy propel us toward something even greater…

Happiest When She is Helping Others

5/21/18– Our Volunteer of the Month for May is Monica Gray! Hailing from Ventura, Monica has quickly become involved in all manner of Food Forward programs as a farmers market lead, a backyard harvest pick leader, and community ambassador! Monica,…

Making the Most of Her Sundays

4.19.18 — In honor of National Volunteer Week, we’re excited to introduce you to our Volunteer of the Month for April! If you’ve been to the Hollywood Farmers Market this year, you’ve probably met this rockstar Glean Team Leader, Tracy Marquez. She’s…

National Volunteer Week

April 17, 2018 — National Volunteer Week is April 15-April 21, 2018 and we’re taking time this week to show some extra appreciation to all of our amazing volunteers! 23,000 hours! That’s how many hours our volunteers collectively gave in…

When It All Makes Sense…

Meet our Volunteer of the Month: Barbara Daouda! While a regular volunteer since 2016, Barbara found that there weren’t a lot of harvests in her area so she took matters into her own hands and, with a little encouragement, trained…