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Fight Food Waste at the Mar Vista Place Farmers Market on Sundays!

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ORGANIZATION: Food Forward

  • 5 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 Mar Vista market, GTLs can glean on their own or with one or two other trained GTLs. 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 Sundays from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. 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.

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 / 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM PST
    Food Forward sends Glean Team Leaders to the Mar Vista market weekly. 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 websiteLos Angeles, CA 90066

(34.00502,-118.43384)
 

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  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • The glean is on Sundays from 1:30 to 3:30pm. 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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