Fight Hunger at Saturday's Farmers Market in Torrance

Location: Torrance CA, 90501

Date: 3/2/2019 Spots Remaining: 3


Food Forward’s mission is to reconnect the community with the abundance of food present in our everyday lives, while creating change around issues of urban hunger, food waste and food justice. We engage volunteers to harvest locally grown food from private homes and public spaces which is then distributed to local food pantries and organizations serving those in need.

Program Description: Rescue unsold produce from being disposed, celebrate abundance, collect donations from Farmers and distribute the produce to local food pantries.  
Volunteer Role & Responsibilities: Volunteer Glean Teams distribute empty boxes to the farmers and then collect the filled boxes of unsold fresh produce. The volunteers weigh the donations and immediately distribute to local agencies (all 501.c.3 non-profits located within 10 miles of each market). The receiving agencies pick up on site and pass it on to their clients within 1 – 3 days. The farmers receive a tax deduction for their donation and local non-profits receive fresh free produce for the people they serve.

Time Commitment: Volunteers are asked to commit to the entire shift of any given Saturday they commit to. 
Requirements: After expressing interest in this volunteer opportunity, you will receive an email from volunteer@foodforward.org with a link to complete our volunteer waiver. You must complete this final step to confirm your attendance at this event.
Benefits: Volunteers will learn about food justice, meet new friends, shop at the market, get marketing and community engagement experience, and get some fresh air!  

*This project is created, organized and managed by our nonprofit partner. Once you click on EXPRESS INTEREST below a staff person from that organization will contact you to follow up.

Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities
  • Issue Area(s): Hunger & Homelessness
  • Population Served: Families, Low-income Communities, Other
  • Activity Type: Cleaning,Food Preparation & Meal Services
  • Age Minimum (with Adult): 12+, Minimum Age:16+
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