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.

Creative Cooking with Farmers Market Donations

7.17.16 – Follow the journey of produce from the Larchmont Village Farmers Market to PATH (People Assisting the Homeless)...

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7.17.16 – Follow the journey of...

A Multitude of Melons

7.10.17 – It’s July and it’s hot, which means melon season is here! Most people know about watermelons, cantaloupes,...

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7.10.17 – It’s July and it’s...

Food Banks in the San Fernando Valley

7.3.17 – If you’re looking for places in the Valley to give or receive food, you’re in the right...

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7.3.17 – If you’re looking for...

Congratulations to our Super Volunteer Student Graduate!

6.26.17 – Congratulations to our Volunteer of the Month and recent graduate! McKayla has been an awesome Ventura County...

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6.26.17 – Congratulations to our Volunteer...

What Leadership Looks Like

6/12/17 – Food Forward’s new initiative in South LA, made possible through a partnership with Watts Labor Community Action Committee,...

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6/12/17 – Food Forward’s new initiative in...

A proposal that could impact our most vulnerable

6.8.17 – A proposed budget for 2018 would cut $193 billion from SNAP (aka food stamps) over the next...

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6.8.17 – A proposed budget for...




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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