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ORGANIZATION: Food Share, Inc.

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Food Share partners with the Area Agency on Aging Program Gardeners, Mark, Mauri & Christopher, to help find volunteers to assist them with their organic polyculture farm. Every Monday, fresh produce is harvested from the farm and sent to the Agency on Aging to be boxed up and delivered to hundreds of seniors and disabled people across Ventura County who would otherwise not have access to nutritious food. As a volunteer you’ll take part in every aspect of the farming process, from preparing rows to planting food to tending it and ultimately to harvesting over 25 different species of fruit and vegetable. Tasks vary in difficulty, so there’s something for everyone regardless of age or ability. Come join the community of volunteers helping feed our county.

Requirements:

Able to do physical labor in changing outdoor weather conditions.

Minimum age is 12.

Sign a County waiver provided on site or download here and bring with you https://www.cervistech.com/acts/file/systemfileopen.php?org_id=0303&file_id=3&t=4ae86821c673d69e65d65c73f52c33b0

Appropriate suggested attire:

Two things are guaranteed during your visit: your clothes will get dirty, and the temperature will change. Layer casual clothing such as shorts and long pants, long sleeves and a sweatshirt. Wear a hat and bring sunscreen. Try to bring a refillable water bottle (if not we have plastic bottled water available). Please keep hydrated. Even though you think you are not thirsty, you are! Bring garden gloves or we have ones you can borrow.

Location: Next to Food Share, Inc. at 4156 Southbank Road, Oxnard, CA 93036.

Parking: Feel free to park inside gate. Park to the right where you the cones.

Scheduling: M-Friday 8AM-Noon Always look at the posted dates so you know when you can sign-up.

Stay the whole four hours or anytime in-between.

Closed on Holidays.

Closed during heavy rains (if chance of rain goes above 90% and it is projected to rain for more than an hour)

For groups: let us know the date and how many people you have in your group and we will send a separate link. 30 maximum people.

Garden Leaders:

Christopher Fiorello

Pronouns: he/him/his

christopher.fiorello@ventura.org

808-284-3132

Mark Laborde

Pronouns: he/him/his
sharkandmary@gmail.com
805-218-0605

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About Food Share, Inc.

Location:

4156 Southbank Road, Oxnard, CA 93036, US

Mission Statement

Food Share is dedicated to leading the fight against hunger in Ventura County.

Description

Food Share innovatively and efficiently gathers and distributes food, serving those in need through a network of charitable agencies. Our dedicated volunteers and staff fight hunger with compassion and commitment to ensure that people have ready access to nutritious food. Food Share responds to community emergencies quickly and effectively.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Hunger
Seniors
Community, Hunger, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4156 Southbank RoadOxnard, CA 93036

(34.25546,-119.1617)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 12
  • 1-4 hours
  • Bring a water bottle and garden gloves

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