California State University, Northridge’s Institute on Sustainability partnered with Food Forward for the Sixth annual Orange Pick Event on April 3. The event took place at the historic Orange Grove, where students, community members and volunteers gathered together to pick Valencia oranges. Food Forward is a nonprofit organization that collects produce and donates it to food pantries all over the Los Angeles County.
In a day’s work, 12,758 lbs. of oranges were harvested with the help of all the volunteers, which included several members of the CSUN Men’s Volleyball team. The oranges were donated to SOVA Community Food and Resource, a program of Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles.