WHAT: Hundreds of volunteers are expected to descend on the orange grove at California State University, Northridge to harvest the fruit there for local food pantries in observance of the National Day of Service and Remembrance to honor the memories of those killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
The “orange pick” is being organized by the university’s Institute for Sustainability in association with Food Forward, which shares the bounty of fruit grown in neighborhood yards with local food banks.
CSUN’s Institute for Sustainability promotes, facilitates and develops educational research and university and community programs related to sustainability. It serves as an umbrella organization across the university on issues related to sustainability and is committed to connecting the campus with efforts in the community.
WHERE: Cal State Northridge’s Orange Grove
Nordhoff Street between Lindley and Zelzah avenues in Northridge
WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 11
WHO: More than 300 university and community volunteers
Media contacts at the site on day of event are Sarah Johnson with CSUN Institute for Sustainability in the morning and Helen Cox, with the institute, in the afternoon.