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.

HARVEST FOOD • FIGHT HUNGER • BUILD COMMUNITY

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: info@foodforward.org
Volunteer Info: volunteer@foodforward.org

 "We had a very rewarding morning with Food Forward. The volunteer coordinator, Marie, was easy to work with, flexible, and very responsive, and provided us with an excellent property in Northridge that fit both our needs and our volunteer count. We loved the program [and] would absolutely do Food Forward again as a group."
-Birthright Israel NEXT LA (Group Pick Client)