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As many of you know, I have worked for Wells Fargo for the majority of my professional career. Last year I applied for a company-wide program that awards a number of employees the opportunity to receive paid time off to pursue philanthropic ventures. I was one of two employees nationwide to be awarded a 3 month paid leave of absence to work at Foraged Feast. I will be spending the summer growing the organization, with a goal of raising $25,000 and building a volunteer base that will help sustain the day-to-day operations of the organization.
The Foraged Feast team spent last Sunday at the South Pearl Street farmers market, chatting with locals about the mission and goals of Foraged Feast, recruiting volunteers, and encouraging homeowners to register their fruit trees.
Earlier this month, we ventured out to California to meet up with Food Forward, pioneers in urban food recovery and distribution. What we learned over those three days was priceless.
We kicked off the trip at the Food Forward office where Meg and Max showed us around, shared the Food Forward story and imparted their best practices around volunteer management, grant writing, community involvement and so much more. We then had the chance to visit a beautiful citrus farm at Orcutt Orchards in Southern California. It was eye opening how much fresh local fruit is growing in a small area that is feeding thousands of Los Angeles’ underserved.