On September 14th, 2013, Whole Foods Market (Jamboree & Laguna Niguel teams) and The Harvest Club joined forces to harvest an old commercial orchard in Villa Park. The harvest was booked with volunteers in honor of Whole Food Markets Kids Day of Service.
The harvest in Villa park had 18 pairs of helpful hands, big and small, including 7 Whole Foods team members. Whole Foods provided water, fruit, rise bars, and a salad lunch to all the volunteers present at the harvest.
In two hours, the harvesters managed to pick 1300 pounds of oranges! Over a thousand pounds of fresh, juicy produce for Orange County residents! The many boxes of oranges were delivered to South County Outreach and Saddleback Food Pantry.
The Whole Foods Team expressed interest in helping The Harvest club in the future, and we can’t wait!