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Our Mission

Food Forward® fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people experiencing food insecurity, and inspiring others to do the same. Get involved >

Platinum Transparency 2023 Seal 'Candid'

Total pounds recovered and distributed to date:

pounds distributed since 2009

Health, Environmental, and Economic Impact

Food Forward recovers and donates enough produce each day to meet the daily nutritional needs of nearly a quarter of a million people.


in social impact in 2023


hunger relief partners*

*as of Q4 2023


distribution sites*

*as of Q4 2023


produce recovery donors*

*as of Q4 2023


total metric tons of CO2-equivalent emissions prevented from entering the atmosphere

4.9 million gallons

of water prevented from going to waste each day–the equivalent of 3 Olympic-sized swimming pools

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Volunteers power our food recovery work
1,551 events in 2023

For every dollar donated, we recover 16 pounds of produce

Your surplus fruit goes to people experiencing food insecurity

“We are thrilled to be collaborating with Food Forward which has supported Oppy in its effort to upcycle product. This valuable partnership upholds one of our key sustainability focus areas: Ensuring we have solid repurposing programs in place to decrease our overall carbon footprint by mitigating waste.”

- Garland Perkins, Oppy’s Director of Innovation & Sustainability, The Oppenheimer Group

Spring Melt Fundraiser

Celebrate 15 years of Building Generational Health with an evening of friends, food, and cocktails in an historic Hollywood location! 

Saturday April 20, 2024
7 p.m.

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Recent Recognition

Logo reading 1% for the planet environmental partner
Logo reading Great Place to Work Certified Apr 2023-APR 2024 USA
Triangle reading Anthem Awards 2022 Winner
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Logo reading Los Angeles Host of Super Bowl Champions Shine Here
Logo reading Classy awards
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