Pounds Rescued*
Food Forward staff and volunteers rescue over 435,000 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 1,800 hunger relief agencies across 8 counties in Southern California.
* Despite our best efforts, a small percentage of Food Forward’s recovered produce is inedible.

Winter Citrus Tree Care 101

Winter is the season that citrus gives their biggest crop, so unless your trees are recently planted, your fruit...

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Winter is the season that citrus...

A Super Troop of Fruit Harvesters

Juliet is one of the Backyard Harvest Programs’ newest Pick Leaders! Since finishing her Pick Leader training, she has...

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Juliet is one of the Backyard...

What will your New Year’s resolution be?

As the new year approaches, we at Food Forward find ourselves reflecting on the successes we have had in...

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As the new year approaches, we...

Food insecurity during the holidays

The holiday season is a magical time—the colorful lights everywhere, the energy of excitement around giving, and the anticipation...

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The holiday season is a magical...

Agency Spotlight: Antelope Valley Food Hub Collaborative

These potatoes, celery, pomegranates, squash, and more were recovered from the Wholesale Produce Market and distributed to 17 member...

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These potatoes, celery, pomegranates, squash, and...

Climate Change & Food Security

We often talk about food security—whether or not a person has access to enough nutritious, culturally appropriate food to...

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We often talk about food security—whether...




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 1,800 agencies across 8 counties in Southern California.
Read more about the agencies we serve.