Los Angeles

Food Forward in February 2010

Food Forward continues to grow, reducing waste and helping to put fresh fruit in the hands of those who are most in need. Slow Food Los Angeles has been pleased to help spread the word about Food Forward’s work, and we are delighted that so many of our members have volunteered to pick fruit and to help in other ways big and small.

For those who do not keep up with Food Forward via Twitter, Facebook, or email, please note the following February events at which you can learn more about the organization or offer your time and services:

Thursday, February 4, 2010, 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm
Food Forward’s 3rd Volunteer Meet N’ Greet for all new, current, or interested volunteers
SOVA 16439 Vanowen St., Van Nuys, CA 91406. (behind the Alta Dena store)

Saturday, Feburary 6, 2010, 10:30 am until 12:30pm
San Fernando Valley Pick Citrus Pick
Where: To be determined
Spots available: 6

Sunday, February 7, 2010, 10:30 am until 12:30pm
“Fruit Bowl Pick” in Granada Hills
Spots available: 8
Details: Start your Super Bowl Sunday off right with the “Fruit Bowl” Pick, (4) Trees, Family friendly

Sunday, February 14, 2010, 10:30 am until 12:30pm
“Love Pick” – Calling all who are in love or looking for love (singles, couples and lovebirds welcome) – come find love in the orange grove…
Where: Franklin Canyon Orange Grove (off of Coldwater Canyon)
Spots available: 40
Details: Multiple Trees

Sunday, February 21, 2010
“Big Pick #4”
Morning Session 9 am – 12 noon
Pot Luck Lunch 12 noon – 1 pm
Afternoon Session 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Chatsworth
Spots available: 30 in the morning, 10 in the afternoon
Details: Beautiful private estate with Multiple Trees, Pot Luck Lunch

Sunday, February 28, 2010, 10:30 am until 12:30pm
Event: San Fernando Valley Pick Citrus Pick
Where: To be determined
Spots available: 6

If you wish to attend any of these gatherings or workdays, please RSVP to Carl Buratti (carl [at] foodforward [dot] org) with the following information:
1) Date of pick requested
2) Total number of spots requested and name(s) of pickers (please include ages of children if they are under 18)
3) Your email address
4) Cell phone number that you can be reached at on the day of the pick

Or… if you have trees heavy with fruit and would like to donate it to those in need, please contact Erica (erica [at] foodforward [dot] org) or visit Food Forward’s donation page on their website. It is through the generosity of those with fruit to share that Food Forward is able to do the good work it does.