I also recently accepted a position at Food Forward as the Farmers Market Recovery Program Manager, and we’re looking for a few paid volunteers for our FMR Glean Team.
If you or anyone from the LA Garden Council is interested please let me know. We are trying to fill these positions asap, but doing our best to draw from the Los Angeles local food community.
You can find the posting here: http://foodforward.org/2012/07/join-the-farmers-market-recovery-glean-team/
The Farmers Market Recovery Program is a new initiative by Food Forward to administer a volunteer-‐based, reliable, systematized collection of produce from farmers at the end of markets that would otherwise go to waste, which will then be donated to agencies serving those in need. We are getting this program started in August 2012 and will be at the Santa Monica Wednesday Market, Studio City Sunday Market and Hollywood Sunday Market. We are looking for 4 – 6 reliable Gleaners for each market that can commit to 3 hours, twice a month for at least 6 months (or 1 semester).
This is a great opportunity for students in need of community service hours or internship credit, recent college grads trying to get involved in the Los Angeles food community, or folks already involved in their community but looking for a deeper connection to Farmers, Food Justice or Hunger Relief efforts.
Hours: 3 hours a week, twice monthly
Compensation: $50 monthly stipend is provided for transportation expenses.