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

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ORGANIZATION: Food Forward

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



Why: 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.

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:

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!

At the Atwater Village Farmers Market, GTLs will lead the glean with a few volunteers from the public. GTLs 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.

The market gleans are on Sundays from 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm. Shifts are about 1.5 hours long.

What's Required:

We'll have you check out a glean at the market first with a trained Glean Team Leader. We will work with you to schedule this. If you love it, we'll get you through the rest of our training and paperwork process!

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.

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.

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.

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

Mon Jun 10, 2024 - Tue Jun 10, 2025
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM

WHERE

Los Angeles, CA 90039

(34.11034,-118.25851)
 

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