Category Volunteer News

Gleaning Gardens to Share our Surplus

1.3.17 – Do you know that Food Forward has a special Pick Leader who is growing gardens for people in need? That’s right! John Parmenter, our Volunteer of the Month for January 2017, has been cultivating gardens at two locations…

Passionate about Produce

11.14.16 – Meet Bekki, our Volunteer-of-the-Month for November! Bekki approached us this past May to let us know that she was “strangely passionate about fruit” and wanted to get involved. We knew right away that she had come to the…

A smiling face of Food Forward

10.10.16 – Meet Melanie McQueen, Community Ambassador extraordinaire and our Volunteer of the Month for October! If you haven’t met one of our amazing Community Ambassadors at an event yet, I hope that you will soon. These passionate and dedicated volunteers…

Gleaning in the SGV

We’d like to introduce you to our Volunteer of the Month for July – Justin! Justin started volunteering with us at the beginning of this year, but has already volunteered at an astonishing 29 gleans. He started volunteering at the…

Introducing our "Triple Crown" Award

As part of Volunteer Week 2016, we thought it only fitting that we celebrate one of our incredible, dedicated, and passionate volunteers: Karen Mariglia. Karen is one of a very small number of Food Forward “Triple Crown” Volunteers: she is…

Maya's Mitzvah March Madness!

Meet Maya, our Volunteer of the Month for the month of March. Maya is a truly special young lady that possesses a dedicated spirit and drive to help others, qualities not often seen among others her age. She has done…

Rookie Volunteer Makes Big Impact

Jeff has done it all. Since starting as a general volunteer at the Torrance Farmers Market in March 2015, Jeff has spent over 140 hours volunteering with Food Forward. He’s a Glean Team Leader and leads volunteers at the Torrance…