CSUN Community Picks Oranges for Charity

  • Sixth Annual Orange Pick.

    The sixth annual Orange Pick brought together many volunteers, who picked 12,758 lbs. of oranges for a local charity. Photo David J. Hawkins.

  • Orange Groove

    Food Forward volunteers and CSUN community volunteers harvested 2,350 pounds of Valencia oranges at the Orange Grove. Photo David J. Hawkins.

  • Volunteers with oranges.

    Volunteers gathering the oranges. Photo David J. Hawkins.

  • Volleyball players picking oranges.

    Members of the CSUN Men's Volleyball team were able to reach the highest heights. Photo David J. Hawkins.

  • Volunteers

    CSUN students and community gather together to help pick the oranges. Photo David J. Hawkins.

  • CSUN Orange Pick.

    CSUN Orange Pick. Photo David J. Hawkins.

  • CSUN athletes

    Joining the Orange Pick were student-athletes from the CSUN Men's Volleyball team who took a break from their drive toward the postseason to participate. Photo David J. Hawkins.

  • Packing up the oranges.

    Packing up the oranges. Photo David J. Hawkins.

  • Climbing tree to pick oranges.

    Some volunteers used other means to get the high oranges. Photo David J. Hawkins.

  • Orange pick.

    CSUN Orange Pick. Photo David J. Hawkins.

  • Young boy picking oranges.

    This volunteer tries to balance his picker containing multiple oranges. Photo David J. Hawkins.

  • Food Forward

    Food Forward volunteers getting ready to pick. Photo David J. Hawkins.

  • Fruit Donation

    The fruit was donated to SOVA Community Food and Resource Program. Photo David J. Hawkins.

  • Orange Groove

    CSUN's Institute for Sustainability partnered with Food Forward for the 6th annual Orange Pick event on April 3. Photo David J. Hawkins.

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.

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