Hey South Bay! Our Harvest Program is coming to you!

January 31st, 2018

1.31.18 – Have you been looking at our volunteer calendar and bemoaning the lack of fruit picks in your neighborhood? Do you live in Palos Verdes? Torrance? Perhaps Manhattan Beach? If we’re anywhere close, then we have got some exciting news for you:

Backyard Fruit Harvesting is coming to the South Bay!

Two happy fruit picking volunteers

Food Forward in the South Bay

Food Forward has been serving the South Bay for years. Every week our volunteers are out collecting produce at the Torrance Farmers Market and Long Beach Marina Farmers Market, and we work with an awesome group of South Bay hunger-relief agencies. Kicking off 2018, we are proud to announce that our Backyard Harvest Program is now putting down roots along the coast from Long Beach to Manhattan Beach.

With the helping hands of our amazing volunteers, in 2017 the Backyard Harvest Program harvested over 350,000 pounds of fresh produce throughout Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Riverside & San Bernardino counties. We know there is still more fruit out there, and can’t wait to start picking fruit with all of our South Bay supporters!

Help us spread the word!

We are seeking homeowners with fruit trees and folks interested in volunteering at upcoming harvest events. If you live or know people in the region, please post on NextDoor or social media outlets to help us spread the word.

Spread the Word!

Volunteer in the South Bay!

Check out our volunteer calendar to see upcoming volunteer opportunities around the region. You can also attend our South Bay Volunteer Orientation on Saturday, Feburary 10 to learn more.

Sign up for our upcoming Volunteer Orientation

Food Forward volunteers with a wall of fruit boxes

If you have questions about our Backyard Harvest Program, or how to get involved in the South Bay, you can always reach out to our team at volunteer@foodforward.org. Can’t wait to see you out there!