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Fight Food Waste at the Santa Monica Farmers Market on Wednesdays!

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ORGANIZATION: Food Forward

  • 7 people are interested

Who: Glean Team Leaders (GTLs) are trained volunteers who collect produce at Farmers Market "gleaning" events. If you are passionate about fighting hunger & food waste in your own community and are detail-oriented, you will love being a Glean Team Leader! You must be at least 16 years old to train as a GTL, and volunteers 16 - 17 years old must have a parent or legal guardian who trains and volunteers with them.

What: At the Torrance market, GTLs glean with a small team (1-3) of volunteers. GTLs distribute empty boxes to participating vendors, collect the food donations at the end of the market, weigh and record the donations, and prepare the produce for pick-up by one of Food Forward’s partner hunger relief receiving agencies.

You may need to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds, and you’ll need a smartphone to record donations or send us a photograph of the record. Food Forward provides liability insurance for the event.

When: The market glean is on Tuesdays from 12:30pm to 2:00pm. We ask Glean Team Leaders to commit to volunteering at 6 market events over the course of a year or less. Of course, if you’d like to volunteer more, we’d be thrilled. Shifts are about 1 hour long.

Why: We rely on our Glean Team Leaders to donate thousands of pounds of surplus fruits and vegetables every month from our 24 weekly Farmers Market Recovery events. A GTL will recover and donate 580 pounds of food at an average Farmers Market Recovery event.

How: We'll have you check out a glean at the market first with a trained Glean Team Leader. If you love it, we'll get you through the rest of our training and paperwork process! A background check (free to you) is required.

***Email volunteer@foodforward.org to let us know you're interested!***

1 Shift

  • afternoon / 12:30 PM to 02:30 PM PST
    Food Forward sends Glean Team Leaders to the Torrance markets every week. We require Glean Team Leaders to lead at least 6 gleans in a year or less
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About Food Forward

Location:

7412 Fulton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91605, US

Mission Statement

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

Description

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

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Environment
Hunger
Community, Environment, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

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

(34.01264,-118.49516)
 

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GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • The gleans are on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:30pm. We ask GTLs to commit to volunteering at 6 market events over the course of a year or less. If you’d like to volunteer more, we’d be thrilled.

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