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Please note: The exact address of the pick will be given out only to confirmed pickers 48-72 hours prior to the pick. To reduce volunteer cancellations and increase the number of volunteer slots, please only sign up for a maximum of 5 events per month.

MINORS: Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult guardian who must also register themselves for the event. Volunteers under 18 must have an adult guardian sign the online waiver when registering for the first time. Minimum age for picks: 5 years unless otherwise posted. Minimum age for farmers market gleans: 12 years.

Would you like to volunteer with a group? Please check out our list of scheduled events below! If you do not see a current event that can accommodate your group, please fill out this form and our volunteer team will get back to you!

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Featured Events

 "It was such a positive experience donating the fruit from our trees to Food Forward…It’s nice to see these people give of their time and energy, and to allow us to be a part of it."
Ralph, Northridge

"I really didnt expect fruit picking to be so fun, but It was! Its hard not to feel the stress of the day melt away as you laugh about getting bopped on the head by a small citrus fruit, or feeling satisfied climbing high into a tree to pick the freshest grapefruit for someone in need! "
Cob Burton


"Whether you find solace in the meditative act of plucking the fruit from trees, or love unwinding from the 9-5 grind by chatting with fellow pickers, Food Forward is a place for everyone. I truly cherish each and every pick for its unique and rewarding experiences. Even in the heart of LA, I have found my locavore sanctuary!"
Elise (Pick Leader)