We are proud to announce this month’s volunteer events. Click on event name for more detail and to register.

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. Some volunteers have reported not receiving confirmation emails to AOL and Hotmail accounts. If you do not receive a confirmation after registering, please email

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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  • ABackyard Harvest Pick
  • AFarmers Market Gleaning
  • ATabling Event
  • AKitchen Event

Featured Events

 "The experience was so awesome! Your team rocks! Jack was so helpful as team leader. Lara and Jack both spoke highly of Food Forward because it is so organized. It was such a pleasure to hear the feedback from Food Not Bombs contact. He really appreciates this being streamlined through Food Forward. It was really great to see how the produce boxes were distributed with care and detail, tailored to the specific needs and quantities for each group picking up. When the pick ups happened, the drivers were very happy that they did not need to wait for their boxes to be weighed in, but rather just loaded them up and were on their way."
Beth, Farmers Market Recovery

"I love being a part of Food Forward picks. They have really taught me to appreciate the labor it takes to harvest our food. At the same time, I also love being around such fun all performing a great deed for the community."
-Connie, Volunteer


"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