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

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Volunteer Info:

 "Southern California, and especially the San Fernando Valley, has such a fruit-filled cultural history built around putting food on our family tables. So many of the fruits and vegetables we eat today were developed from seeds and cuttings brought from the “old country” and shared for generations among fellow Angelinos. Picking for Food Forward is like a treasure hunt – each tree shares its rich story, and I’m glad for every opportunity to listen."