This Sunday is Zero Waste Day at the Green Tent. From 9:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m. we'll be collecting toilet paper and paper towel rolls, CDs, and unused wrapping paper to pass on to the reDiscover Center. reDiscover promotes resource conservation, creativity, and community engagement through material reuse. You can also drop off your used batteries; we'll dispose of them properly.
Food Forward will be accepting donations of garden produce and backyard fruit from 10 am - 2 pm. This nutritious fare goes to St. Joseph Center and New Life Society, agencies that directly serve those in need in the community and you will receive a tax deductible receipt for your in-kind donation.
Food Forward not only battles hunger in Southern California but also works to curb the environmental issue of food waste. Recent studies have shown that 40% of the food in the country never makes it to the table and 20% of what goes into municipal landfills is food. Southern California is an abundant land of agriculture and donating surplus food to the 1.28 million food insecure in LA county is a win-win!
Food Forward is at the Green Tent every second Sunday of the month so mark your calendars! For more information about donating your homegrown produce to the Backyard Harvest Food Drive, please email [email protected].
Food Forward is a Southern California based non-profit that recovers produce from backyard fruit trees, farmers markets and LA's downtown wholesale market and then donates 100% of what is collected to local hunger relief agencies.