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.

To Glean or Not to Glean? Why You Shouldn’t Let Bad Fruit Hang Around

8.14.18 — Joanna Glovinsky, founder of the Fruitstitute, a Los Angeles based fruit tree care and education service for backyard...


8.14.18 — Joanna Glovinsky, founder of the...

Did Someone Say Pizza?

7.31.18 — Join Shing Yin Khor and Eron Rauch on August 4 for the Project Pizza online pop-up shop benefitting Food...


7.31.18 — Join Shing Yin Khor and...

A Chef with a Passion for Volunteering

7.25.18 — We’d like to introduce you to our wonderful Volunteer of the Month for July, Michele! Michele is a...


7.25.18 — We’d like to introduce you...

Produce of the Month: Lychee!

Lychee Love 7.2.18–What are these scaly little red fruit? Only one of the most deliciously clear, sweet, and juicy...


Lychee Love 7.2.18–What are these scaly...

Supporting Senior Wellness With Nutritious Produce

6.26.18 — This month, we’d like to highlight one of our receiving agencies. EngAGE is a Food Forward partner...


6.26.18 — This month, we’d like...

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...


Do You know waste? 6.6.18 —...

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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