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  • Observing Tu B’Shevat through fruit trees and food justice

    January 24, 2013 | 10:29 am

    Across the globe this month Jewish communities are celebrating the holiday of Tu B’Shevat.  Many choose to commemorate the “New Year of The Trees” by planting pine trees in Israel.  Tu B’Shevat is a day that deals directly with the social inequality of our food system.  It’s a...

  • Food Forward

    By Ryan Torok

    November 18, 2011 | 3:25 pm

    Food Forward is a Valley-based nonprofit that brings volunteers to private homes and public spaces in Southern California to harvest tree fruit for the purpose of distributing the abundance of fruit to food pantries and hunger relief organizations.

    For more on Food Forward, click here.

  • Food Forward, gleaning the neighborhoods

    By Ryan Torok

    October 12, 2011 | 4:02 pm

    On a recent weekend morning, sunlight lit up a band of eager workers in jeans and T-shirts who had ventured into a backyard at a home in Northridge. They were there to pick oranges.

    No, these were not the usual laborers who toil daily in the region’s orchards. These were San...