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.
SoCal Harvest (‘SCH’) was created in January 2009 by former Long Beach resident, Cathy Clarkin, to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Clarkin mentioned the idea to Cindy Goss at a political meeting in January 2009, (who had the same idea as a teenager!), and in March 2009, Goss spearheaded a multi home harvest with Clarkin and SCH. When Clarkin moved from California for Illinois in July 2009, she handed the reins of SCH to Goss.
To date, SoCal Harvest has harvested 58k pounds of fresh produce and we are proud to serve Long Beach and its residents.
Volunteers will pick and deliver your homegrown goodness to area food banks on your behalf. Harvests typically take 60-90 minutes.
All donations (produce and/or monetary) receive a receipt.