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Fruitanthropy & Food Forward have you heard of them?

Posted on Nov 22, 2013 by in Active Rain | 0 comments

Fruitanthropy & Food Forward have you heard of them?

 

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Are you familiar with the word Fruitanthropy? If it is not already in your vocabulary please add it! The definition is clear: The picking, donating, or distributing fruit for humanitarian purposes.

 

Living here in Southern California, we are blessed with a fantastic climate, one that means that probably 11 out of 12 months we have different fruits growing within arm’s reach.  Oranges, lemons, avocadoes and figs all of many varieties just to name a few are plentiful in the greater Los Angeles area. This translates to a simple fact that often times you may find these trees right in your back yard, or your neighbor’s back yard. We are always excited to pick and share them with our friends and neighbors.

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Sometimes there is an over abundance of these fruits and sadly they fall to the ground where they stay or are thrown away. What a waste.

 

 

Now there is an organization which was the brain child of a local Angelino, Rick Nahmias, who felt that with so many people who cannot afford to buy fruit for their families something needed to be done.  Hence, about 4 or 5 years ago, Rick started http://www.Foodforward.org .

 

The organization consists of volunteers reaching out to homeowners who have an abundance of fruit trees and offers an alternative option not to let it go to waste. Volunteers go to the homeowners’ yards and pick the fruit and deliver it to the local needy. What a fantastic idea.

 

Foodforward.org does some recovery at local Farmers Markets as well; in Los Angeles County there are at least 128 Farmers Markets. (As some of you know I have been blogging about a handful of them.) They basically give the Farmers empty boxes and the ones they could not sell the farmers donate to this organization who in turn distributes them to the local needy.

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I could go on and on about this great organization. The purpose of my blog today is to ask you, the local homeowner with over-abundant fruit trees:  please consider reaching out to me and donate your fruit that would go to waste. If you are a home owner in the Greater Los Angeles Area and you have some extra fruit trees that you would like donate to this great organization let me know.  I will do the rest. They are insured, will only pick the fruit that you allow them and leave what you want to leave. The best part is 100% of your fruit will go to the hungry. Money that is donated goes to providing insurance for the volunteers when they enter your back yard, so there is no down side.

 

I look forward to your emails or your phone calls. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has been supporting this great organization since its inception, not only with finding homeowners with fruit to donate, but donating money to support them as well.

 

If you are considering buying or selling a luxury home, or an ultra luxury home, or luxury investment real estate, or luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu. Feel Free to give me a call at 310.486.1002 or email me at homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at http://www.endrebarath.com        I am a Pet Friendly Realtor and I contribute a portion of my commissions to local animal rescue organizations.   

 

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