Fruit for the Homeless Recognized
80,000 pounds is the weight of the fruit that Fruit for Homeless has helped provide to thousands of people in need over the past four years. This 501(c)3 nonprofit was co-founded in 2017 by a "pear" of Arcadia High students/siblings, who are now alumni, Andre Yeung '20 and Ashley Yeung '21, to help fight hunger, reduce food waste, promote environmental stewardship, and more. Current Arcadia High leaders of this organization include Briana Hui, Anvitha Kosuri, and Kaylie Siu.
This fruitful altruistic endeavor was recently recognized by Foothill Unity Center with a Golden Plate Award at its Golden Plate Awards gala. We are so thankful to have students actively making a positive and profound impact on their world and proudly join in this celebration!
The event was emceed by ABC7 News sports anchor, Rob Fukuzaki, and saw state and local elected officials, including former Arcadia Mayor Gary Kovacic, who is the current President of Foothill Unity Center, and Arcadia Councilmember April Verlato in attendance.
These Arcadia High students and alumni were also honored with a Certificate of Commendation from Senator Anthony Portantino, Assemblymember Chris Holden, LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, and Arcadia Mayor Sho Tay.
For more information about the Fruit For Homeless initiative, visit https://fruit4homeless.wixsite.com/fruit/about_us, and for more information about Foothill Unity's Golden Plate Awards, visit https://app.mobilecause.com/e/pm4prA?vid=lvloq.