After 17 years of directing the Foothill Unity Center, Joan Whitenack will be retiring at the end of the month. The center honors her June 28th at a retirement party.
Fruit For All would like to extend our gratitude to Mrs. Whitenack for her support of our non-profit, harvest organization. She has been so instrumental in the development of our group and our relationship with the Foothill Unity Center. We wish her the best!
Today, we picked at 3 houses. Two in Monrovia and one in Arcadia. After weighing the fruit, the total came out to 1,585 pounds of Tangelos, Lemons, Oranges, and Grapefruits!
We were able to pick all this fruit in just a couple hours because of the many volunteers we had this weekend. We really appreciate your help. And of course, thank you to the homeowners that donated the fruit.
Over the weekend Fruit For All picked at several houses in Pasadena, Monrovia, Covina, and Arcadia. We picked grapefruits, oranges, blood oranges, tangelos, meyer lemons, and kumquats. We managed to get 2,030 pounds of fruit total. We really appreciate all the people that volunteered and the homeowners that donated the fruit.
Today(1/3/2012) Fruit For All picked at a nice little house in Monrovia. We picked 250 pounds of Navel Oranges!
A great way to start the new year. Thanks to everyone that helped out and the homeowner who donated the fruit.
As we get closer to the busiest time of the year for Fruit For All(February-May), we are getting more and more calls.
Last weekend we picked around 300 pounds of persimmons and just recently we were given 1,252 pounds of oranges to take in to the food bank!
Fruit For All picked at a house in Arcadia two weekends in a row. Last week we picked 900 pounds of oranges, 350 pounds of grapefruits, and 90 pounds of apples.
This past weekend we picked 111 pounds of limes. We thank everyone for helping out and especially the homeowner for donating the fruit.
On Saturday, October 29th, the North Arcadia chapter of Fruit For All picked 265 pounds of persimmons.
Our first of many persimmon picks this year! Thanks to everyone who helped out and to the homeowner who donated the fruit.
On Sunday, October 16 Fruit For All picked oranges at a house in Monrovia.
This was a somewhat special pick because it was a part of the newly established Monrovia chapter of Fruit For All.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the day!
The California Community Foundation and The Eisner Foundation recently honored Zach Selby, founder of Fruit For All, for his extraordinary philanthropy to the community at the 2011 Unsung Heroes of Los Angeles Awards, an event celebrating the power and impact of philanthropy in Los Angeles. Zach received The Unsung Heroes of Los Angeles Awards to Extraordinary Individuals. Pictures and video footage from the ceremony are available at www.calfund.org/unsungheroes.
Here is a video about Fruit For All created for the event.
On September 24,2011 Fruit For All picked a house in Monrovia that had Sapotas(our first time picking the fruit.) They are a Mexican fruit that has spread to other Latin American Countries and the U.S.
We managed to pick 348 pounds of the fruit and 50 pounds from the orange tree that was also on the property.
At the second pick which was in Arcadia we picked 114 pounds of oranges and 117 pounds of grapefruit for a total of 231 pounds.
Thank you to the homeowners that donated the fruit and the volunteers that helped pick it.