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Harvest Fruit and Fight Hunger in San Gabriel Valley!

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ORGANIZATION: Food Forward

  • 4 people are interested

Do you like fighting hunger & food waste in your own community, making your own volunteer schedule, and working outside? You may love being a Food Forward Harvest Leader! Harvest Leaders are trained volunteers who harvest fruit all across Southern California.

Why: We often have more fruit-filled properties than we are able to harvest. Without more Harvest Leaders, that fruit will go to waste! A Harvest Leader and a few other volunteers will harvest hundreds of pounds of food to donate at an average harvest event.

Who: 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.

What's Expected:

Harvest Leaders can choose to harvest fruit trees in any of the following ways: (1) by themselves; (2) with family and/or friends; or (3) by leading harvest events that are open to volunteers from the public (which Food Forward recruits for you).

This role is extremely flexible! You can let us know what days and times you prefer to volunteer, but we ask Harvest Leaders to commit to volunteering at 6 harvest events over the course of a year or less. Of course, if you'd like to volunteer more, we'd be thrilled. Harvest events take 2-3 hours in total, including setting up before and wrapping up after.

We'll have you check out a harvest with a trained Harvest Leader. If you love it, we'll get you through the rest of our training and paperwork process!

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 harvest.

What's Required:

Must be at least 16 years old to train as a Harvest Leader

Comfortable lifting boxes weighing 20 pounds

Reliable access to a vehicle to transport harvesting equipment and deliver the produce to a local hunger relief agency.

A background check (free to you).

Food Forward provides liability insurance for the event.

Have Questions or Need Accommodation? Email the Opportunity Coordinator below.

This opportunity is managed by an L.A. Works partner, Food Forward.

All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity are expected to adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: /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.

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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.

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WHEN

Wed May 29, 2024 - Thu May 29, 2025
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM

WHERE

San Gabriel, CA 91775

(34.12325,-118.08301)
 

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