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.

National Volunteer Week

April 17, 2018 — National Volunteer Week is April 15-April 21, 2018 and we’re taking time this week to...


April 17, 2018 — National Volunteer...

Earth Day is almost here!

4.3.17 — April is finally here, and we’re looking forward to Earth Day on April 22nd for a whole range...


4.3.17 — April is finally here,...

The State of Hunger

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


“…the suffering inherent in hunger is...

Produce of the Month: Bok Choy!

3.14.18— Bok choy! This leafy green vegetable is fun to say and one of the easiest to cook. Read...


3.14.18— Bok choy! This leafy green...

Farm to Table: Helen Albert Farmers Market to Seeds of Hope

“Food brings everyone together.” This is what drives Erica Nieves of Seeds of Hope in her work every day....


“Food brings everyone together.” This is...

Got Fruit Goggles?

That’s right, citrus season is here and we need your help to make sure every fruit tree owner in...


That’s right, citrus season is here...

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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