VOLUNTEER of the MONTH: Ross Zelen

Ross Zelen, a 3rd year Political Science student at UCSB, has proven that even as a busy college student, he still finds time to pick fruit for those in need. Ross picks fruit in LA County, Ventura County, and Santa Barbara County on a regular basis! He is always bringing friends to show them the joys of what Food Forward does best. We cannot thank Ross enough for his dedication to the work we do in Fruitland. If you see him up in SB this season, give him a pat on the back!

“I choose to volunteer with FF because it gives me the ability to help the community while enjoying the outdoors. The feeling of getting my hands dirty and putting fruit in crates knowing it will help people in need, is second to none!” -Ross Zelen