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Fight Hunger & Food Waste at the Atwater Village Farmers Market on Sundays!

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ORGANIZATION: Food Forward

  • 5 people are interested

QUICK OVERVIEW

Gleaning surplus produce at the Atwater Village Farmers Market on Sundays with Food Forward's Farmers Market Recovery program.

MISSION

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!

IMPACT

We rely on our Glean Team Leaders to recover and donate thousands of pounds of surplus fruits and vegetables every week from our Farmers Market Recovery events. Joining our Volunteer Event Leader community also connects you with folks from all walks of life who are passionate about food access, food waste, sustainability, and agriculture. You'll have a regular opportunity to make a big impact, and you'll get to know local farmers and local produce in a whole new way.

VOLUNTEER ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

At the Atwater Village farmers market, GTLs will lead with other trained GTLs and are welcome to bring a friend/family member to glean with them!

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.

REQUIREMENTS

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.

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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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.

The market gleans are on Sundays from 1:30 to 2:45 pm. Shifts are about 2 hours long. 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.

After clicking "Express Interest", keep an eye out for an email from our Volunteer Team! We will work together to find a date for you to check out a glean; please do not show up at the farmers market without emailing us first. Thank you!

All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: http://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety

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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.

WHERE

Address will be sent to volunteersupon registrationAtwater Village, CA 95301

(37.34772,-120.60909)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • The glean is on Sundays from 1:30 to 2:45 pm. 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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