Pounds Rescued
Food Forward staff and volunteers rescue 353,000 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 575 hunger relief agencies across 8 counties in Southern California.

Food Forward’s kNOw Waste Program

Do You know waste? 6.6.18 — Since 2016, Food Forward has brought its kNOw Waste program to eight 5th grade...

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Do You know waste? 6.6.18 —...

Produce of the Month

Produce of the Month: Endives! 6.1.18–This month, we want to highlight a perplexing and fascinating vegetable–the endive. With its...

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Produce of the Month: Endives! 6.1.18–This...

Happiest When She is Helping Others

5/21/18– Our volunteer of the month for May is Monica Gray! Hailing from Ventura, Monica has quickly become involved...

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5/21/18– Our volunteer of the month...

A Reason for Optimism

5.15.18 — Food production creates more C02 than most countries do. So, it’s no wonder that addressing food waste could be...

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5.15.18 — Food production creates more C02...

Food for Thought Pops Up in Inglewood

This week, we want to highlight one of Food Forward’s newest initiatives, the Food for Thought produce distribution, a partnership with...

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This week, we want to highlight...

The State of Hunger

“…the suffering inherent in hunger is preventable and unnecessary in a society well supplied, oversupplied with food.” – Janet...

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“…the suffering inherent in hunger is...




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 575 agencies across 8 counties in Southern California. Read more about the agencies we serve.







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