April 18, 2011

MAY 15, 2011 is CITRUS SUNDAY. “Let’s Swap Bags”

GHNNC is proud to participate in Council District 12's 6th Annual Citrus Sunday event by offering green GHNNC reusable shopping bags for your bags of fruit.  For your convenience GHNNC will have a drop off booth set up at Fire Station 18 located on Balboa Blvd. in the Knollwood Country Club parking lot. This is a win-win for everyone.

For this innovative community volunteer effort, thousands of pounds of fresh fruit will be collected and delivered to food banks to benefit needy San Fernando Valley families.  It is easy to participate.  Community members are asked to pick citrus fruit from their trees (up to 3 days in advance) wash them and bring them in plastic bags to one of the several Fire Stations in the San Fernando Valley that are serving as drop off locations.

The nutritious fresh fruit will be distributed to needy families at the food banks operated by Valley Interfaith Council, the partner organization for Citrus Sunday. Join hundreds of families, businesses, schools, Neighborhood Councils and Community Organizations to help provide fresh fruit for those in need. The whole community is encouraged to participate.

If you have fruit trees and would like to participate in Citrus Sunday but are unable to pick the fruit, there is an organization called “Food Forward” that will come out and pick the fruit for you. They are looking for our neighbors with mature fruit trees, multi-tree private orchards or gardens with excess fruit and vegetables to share with those in need in our own community: 100% of all fruit harvested by Food Forward is donated to local food pantries. All fruit donors will receive a charitable contribution tax receipt.
There is no charge for Food Forward volunteers to harvest your tree(s). For more information regarding Food Forward, you can visit their website at www.foodforward.org. or call 818-530-4125.

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