Students to harvest fruits from Orange Grove

Bob Garcia

The Institute for Sustainability and Food Forward are holding its third annual event to harvest fruit at the campus orange grove in honor of Earth Day on Sunday.

The harvesting will be at the orange grove, located between Nordhoff Street and Lindley Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The event is open to the public and participants must sign up through the Food Forward’s website.

The picked fruit will be donated to SOVA (a Hebrew word for eat and satisfied), which is a community food and resource program with the Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, Meeting Each Need with Dignity (MEND), a non-profit organization that provides clothes and food to those in need, and the Valley Food Bank.

Two different shift volunteers can sign up for either the morning shift from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  or the afternoon shift from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers are advised to wear closed-toe shoes, hats and sunblock.