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Farmers Market Gleaning

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FoodCycle LA

Quick Overview:Help end food waste by collecting donated produce from farmer's market vendors at the Downtown Historic Farmers Market.We are looking for a bi-weekly volunteer to glean produce from the market. Volunteers will need to be comfortable walking the market and lifting boxes approximately 40lbs.

Impact: 1 in 7 people and 1 in 5 children are food insecure in Los Angeles county. COVID-19 is putting even more people at risk of going hungry, with lines at local food banks increasing significantly. Now more than ever, we need new volunteers that can deliver food to our neighbors in need. This year, we are on track to diverting nearly 4 million pounds of food away from landfills to neighboring communities because of dedicated volunteers.

Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities:

Source cardboard boxes prior to the market.

Arrive at farmers market prior to closing time.

Visit each vendor to ask for donations

Weigh donations and provide a receipt

Collect donations

Coordinate a meetup time and location with the pickup agency

Submit weights and receipts via app within same day

Requirements: Volunteers will need to

source their own cardboard boxes to hold the produce

bring a wagon or cart

have a phone to communicate with the pickup agency

able to walk long distances

able to lift 40 lbs

Additional Information:


Abide by business mask requirements

All volunteers must wear a mask during pick up and drop offs

Wear gloves when handling loose, unpackaged foods

Use hand sanitizer or wipes to keep your hands clean

Observe Food Safety measures from the Food Safety Quiz


Not have been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks.

Not been around anyone who has been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks

Call ahead to reduce wait time and contact with others.

You must wipe, wash, or disinfect your hands at the beginning and end of the volunteer activity, and any time after touching your face.

Physical contact is to be avoided and 6 foot distancing will be required.

Please avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash your hands immediately if you do so.

Practice good coughing/sneezing etiquette.

All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here:

By clicking "Express Interest," I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 ("COVID-19"). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise.

By clicking "Express Interest," I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

6 Shifts
Available spots are approximations

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  • Sun Dec 19, 2021 - 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM - Spots available: 1
    Los Angeles CA 90013 US
  • Sun Dec 05, 2021 - 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM - FULL
    Los Angeles CA 90013 US
  • Sun Nov 21, 2021 - 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM - Spots available: 1
    Los Angeles CA 90013 US
  • Sun Nov 07, 2021 - 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM - Spots available: 1
    Los Angeles CA 90013 US
  • Sun Oct 24, 2021 - 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM - Spots available: 1
    Los Angeles CA 90013 US
  • Sun Oct 24, 2021 - 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM - Spots available: 1
    Los Angeles CA 90013 US
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About FoodCycle LA


NA, Los Angeles, CA 90068, US

Mission Statement

Feed People - Not Landfills. We connect excess food to people in need . FoodCycle is building an infrastructure to reduce waste and intelligently route surplus food-whether it’s to people’s plates or composting. Through our efforts, we’re changing individual behaviors, and ultimately, we'll change the culture around food waste.


FoodCycle is seeking passionate and dedicated volunteers to help further our mission in fighting hunger and ending food waste. We need volunteers on an ongoing basis to recover food from various restaurants, grocery stores, and food markets around Los Angeles. In addition to Food Recovery Drivers, we are looking for assistance building up our social media presence across all platforms.

Homeless & Housing


Sun Oct 24, 2021 - Sun Dec 19, 2021
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
This opportunity has 6 shifts


Los Angeles, CA 90013







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