SoCal Harvest is an all-volunteer not-for-profit organization based in Long Beach, California. SoCal Harvest was created in January 2009, to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
SoCal Harvest picks backyard fruit and produce to give food bank and food pantry clients a fresh, nutritious, pesticide-free and local alternative to processed (packaged) food.
Harvesting fruit for the community, from the community, one backyard at a time!
Our goal is to provide access to healthy food to those in need in Long Beach.
Founder Cathy Clarkin mentioned her idea to Cindy Goss (who had the same idea as a teenager!) at a political meeting in January 2009 and six months later, when Clarkin left California for Illinois, she handed over the reins of SCH to Goss.
SoCal Harvest, proudly working alongside the Long Beach community, has harvested nearly 45,000 pounds of fresh produce from home gardens and backyard fruit trees.
Volunteers will pick and deliver your homegrown goodness to area food banks on your behalf. Harvests typically take 90 minutes or less. All donations (produce and/or monetary) receive a receipt.