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.

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...

Hey South Bay! Our Harvest Program is coming to you!

1.31.18 – Have you been looking at our volunteer calendar and bemoaning the lack of fruit picks in your...


1.31.18 – Have you been looking...

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...

Farm to Table: Culver City Farmers Market to Creating Better Communities

12.7.17 – If you’ve ever joined us at a backyard harvest or Farmers Market, hopefully you’ve seen how much...


12.7.17 – If you’ve ever joined...

Gleaning in the 805

11.6.17 – Food Forward partnered with gleaning organizations in the 805 region for #Glean805, a collaborative effort that helped...


11.6.17 – Food Forward partnered with...

What is food insecurity? Food security?

10.17.17 – Food insecurity has largely replaced hunger as the primary focus of organizing, action, and policy surrounding food...


10.17.17 – Food insecurity has largely...

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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