Fight Hunger at Wednesday's Santa Monica Farmers Market!

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Food Forward

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Harvest food, fight hunger, build community! We will be collecting beautiful fresh produce from vendors that would otherwise get thrown away, and donating 100% to local hunger-relief agencies. Join the Volunteer Glean Team to help us gather as much fruit as possible from these vendors, and pack it into boxes to be donated. Sign up now for a fun and fruitful volunteer experience!

Volunteers should be comfortable picking and carrying boxes of fruit, but don’t need to worry about bringing equipment or transporting the fruit. This opportunity is open to volunteers 12 years old and older, though children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Sign up on our website at www.foodforward.org/volunteer.

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About Food Forward

Location:

7412 Fulton Ave. #3, North Hollywood, CA 91605, US

Mission Statement

Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same.

Description

Food Forward’s mission is to fight hunger and prevent food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need and inspiring others to do the same. We rescue fruits and vegetables from backyard fruit trees, orchards, farmers markets, and the downtown Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market. In the last 9 years, Food Forward’s programs have rescued over 50 million pounds (more than 200 million servings) of fresh produce, preventing nearly 19,000 metric tons of carbon equivalent from polluting the atmosphere. With a small staff, hundreds of community partners, and the power of 7,000+ volunteers, we will help over 1.75 million Southern Californians experiencing food insecurity this year.

WHEN

Wed Sep 18, 2019
11:30 AM - 02:00 PM  

WHERE

Address will be sent to volunteersonce they register on our websiteSanta Monica, CA 90401

(34.01264,-118.49516)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 12
  • 2.5 hours
  • Volunteers under 16 must have a parent/guardian present. All volunteers should be able to lift 40 pounds and stay for the entire shift.

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