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Organization

Cesar Chavez Week of Service: Fruitanthropy Celebration

Location: Alhambra CA, 91801

Date: 3/30/2012 Spots Remaining: 9

Description

In honor of the César Chávez holiday, L.A. Works is partnering with Food Forward for a week of activities. Food Forward is an all volunteer grassroots group of Angelenos who care about reconnecting to our food system and making change around urban hunger. They harvest excess fruits and vegetables from local properties donating 100% to local food pantries across southern California.

Project: Pick excess fruit from trees and lawns. Following the pick, there will be a lively discussion on the themes of food justice.

Volunteer Role & Responsibilities: 
In the spirit of fruitanthropy, volunteers will pick excess fruit from a local property and collect it into crates that will be donated to a local charity. After the pick, the charity will arrive to pick up their new goods!

Requirements: 
  • Any volunteer under the age of 18 must bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Minor Release Waiver signed by a parent/guardian.
  • Comfortable clothes and closed-toe sturdy soled shoes (dress in layers)
  • Bring your own gloves and garden shears if you have them
  • Wear sunglasses or protective eyewear
  • Wear sunscreen
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Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities
  • Issue Area(s): Environment, Hunger & Homelessness
  • Population Served: Families, Homeless, Low-income Communities
  • Activity Type: Gardening/Planting,Collecting, Sorting & Packaging
  • Age Minimum (with Adult): 12+, Minimum Age:12+
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