SoCal Harvest is an all-volunteer not-for-profit organization based in Long Beach, California. SoCal Harvest was founded 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 over 70k 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.
FYI – we do not generally pick up already picked produce as it begins to decay as quickly as it’s picked. If you prefer to pick your fruit yourself – please feel free to take it to FoodFinders, Lakewood. (please contact Diana Lara at (562) 598-3003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.).
All donations (produce and/or monetary) receive a receipt.