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Let's Pick Oranges in Ojai

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ORGANIZATION: Food Forward

Montecito

Harvest food, fight hunger, build community! We will be harvesting beautiful oranges that would otherwise go to waste, and donating 100% to local hunger relief agencies. Join the Volunteer Team to help us pick as much fruit as possible from trees, and pack it into boxes to be donated.

Volunteers should be comfortable picking fruit and carrying boxes that weigh up to 25 pounds, but don’t need to worry about bringing equipment or transporting the fruit. This opportunity is open to volunteers 5 years old and older, though children under 16 years old must come with a parent or guardian who registers for and volunteers at the event, too.

EACH PERSON (children included) MUST COMPLETE BOTH STEPS BELOW IN ORDER TO ATTEND THIS EVENT:

1. Complete our COVID-19 form: https://foodforward.org/volunteering-during-covid-19/
2. Register for this harvest. After completing our COVID-19 form, you will receive an email with a link to our volunteer calendar, where you can register for this harvest.

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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.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Environment
Hunger
Community, Environment, Hunger

WHEN

Fri May 20, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

WHERE

Address will be sent to volunteersonce they register on our websiteOjaiOjai, CA 93023

(34.44805,-119.24289)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 5
  • 2 hours
  • Volunteers must be able to stay for the entirety of the shift and lift boxes weighing up to 25 pounds. Volunteers under 16 must register and volunteer with a parent or guardian.

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