Food Forward, a Ventura County nonprofit, received over 11,000 pounds of grapefruit on May 20, equating to 285 cases, and donated it all to Moorpark Catholic Charities, the United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks, Santa Clara Valley Neighborhood for Learning, Simi Valley Community Garden Pop-Up Produce Market and Resurrection Church. On June 3, volunteers returned to finish off the rest of the orchard in Somis, collecting another 10,000 pounds of the tangy fruit. Since 2009, Food Forward has collected 80,000 pounds of grapefruit from this single orchard, grown for donation by the owner. For more information on Food Forward and to learn how you can make a donation, visit www.foodforward.org.
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