Total Pounds
Produce Recovered To-Date
Backyard Harvest 2015
Farmers Market 2015
Wholesale Recovery 2015

Food Forward rescues fresh local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same.


We are a volunteer-powered, grassroots group of Southern Californians who are passionate about reconnecting to our food system, promoting issues of food justice, and making change around hunger in our community.

We convene at private properties, public spaces, and farmers and wholesale markets to recover excess fruits and vegetables, donating 100% to local direct-service agencies who feed our community’s most vulnerable. Combined, our diverse distribution partners provide food to over 100,000 clients a month across Southern California.

Contact Us

Food Forward
7412 Fulton Ave #3
North Hollywood, CA 91605

Office Line: 818.764.1022

General Email:
Volunteer Info:

 "My wife and I came upon Food Forward after purchasing our new home in Sherman Oaks. We absolutely love the 12 fruit baring trees on our new property but quickly realized we had so much delicious fruit that would go to waste. Food Forward came by to assess the property and scheduled a time to harvest. The organizer, Rick, was kind, courteous, and incredibly respectful of our property. The volunteers were warm, friendly, and worked hard. It was only a few hours, but a great experience that I will continue to be a part of and hopefully, next time, get to help out. It was a great experience that I recommend to everyone with fruit trees."
Todd 3/1/11