About Us

We are a Southern California organization on a mission to reduce food waste and increase access to healthy fruits and vegetables through food recovery.

Food Forward fights hunger and food waste.

pounds distributed since 2009

Our Annual Impact


metric tons of CO2 equivalent prevented


people fed


volunteers engaged


Volunteers power our food recovery work
Your surplus fruit goes to people experiencing food insecurity

For every dollar donated, we recover 10 pounds of produce

We are creating a future where everyone has access to healthy produce.

See our 2020 Annual Report

Explore how Food Forward responded to rising food insecurity in 2020 and recovered over 62 million pounds of fresh produce. 

Donate surplus fruit

Our volunteers are ready to harvest your fruit trees in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Food Recovery Challenge Award
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
2018 CA Nonprofit of the Year logo
1% for the Planet logo

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