Pounds Rescued
Food Forward staff and volunteers rescue 300,000 pounds of surplus produce each week from fruit trees, farmers markets and the Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market. 100% of these fresh fruits and vegetables are donated to over 300 hunger relief agencies across 8 counties in Southern California.

LA Weekly Presents Sips & Sweets 12/2/16

  In its third year, LA Weekly’s now annual holiday party will feature over 15 of the city’s top bakers,...


  In its third year, LA...

Passionate about Produce

11.14.16 – Meet Bekki, our Volunteer-of-the-Month for November! Bekki approached us this past May to let us know that...


11.14.16 – Meet Bekki, our Volunteer-of-the-Month...

Mulching – What, Why, and How

11.7.16 – Mulching may seem intimidating, but it is not as difficult as it seems, and it can be...


11.7.16 – Mulching may seem intimidating,...

Food Forward Volunteers at A Place Called Home!

Our Food Forward staff loves an opportunity to get out of the office, especially when it means we get...


Our Food Forward staff loves an...

7 Tips for Taking Care of Fruit Trees During the Drought

10.17.16 – A quick guide for homeowners with fruit trees.   By now we all know about the exceptional...


10.17.16 – A quick guide for...

Celebrating 25 Million Pounds

Food Forward hits a major milestone. Overwhelmed. Humbling. Immense. These are just a few words that come to mind...


Food Forward hits a major milestone....

Imperial San Diego Riverside Orange San Bernardino Los Angeles Ventura Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara - 1 in 8 people struggle with hunger in Santa Barbara County
(Feeding America)
Imperial - 28% of residents and 44% of children in Imperial Valley are food insecure
(Imperial Valley Food Bank)
San Diego - 136,000 children in San Diego County are facing food insecurity
(U.S. Census Bureau)
Riverside - In Riverside County, 24% of children are living in poverty.
(California Food Policy Advocates)
San Bernardino - 1 in 5 people live in poverty in San Bernardino County
(U.S. Census Bureau)
Los Angeles - Los Angeles County has the largest estimated population of food insecure people in the U.S. - 1.5 million
(Feeding America)
Ventura - 16% of children in Ventura County are living in poverty
(U.S. Census Bureau)
Orange - Nearly 400,000 residents struggle to get their food needs met on a regular basis
(OC Food Access Coalition)

Who Receives Our Produce?
We donate recovered produce to over 300 agencies across 8 counties in Southern California. Read more about the agencies we serve.

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