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.

What does all this rain mean for your citrus trees?

2.20.17 -Is this stormy weather bogging your citrus trees down? Find out more in this post from Sam Royall, our...

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2.20.17 -Is this stormy weather bogging...

Food Forward Awarded Top PSA Honor

2.9.17 Video contest created by CEC and UN campaign Make #NotWasting Food a Way of Life names Food Forward PSA the...

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2.9.17 Video contest created by CEC and...

Above and Beyond the Call of Fruity

1.6.17 – Meet Kathy, our Volunteer of the Month of February. Kathy hasn’t been with Food Forward very long...

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1.6.17 – Meet Kathy, our Volunteer...

Food Deserts in Los Angeles

1.30.17 – What is a “Food Desert” anyway? Today, we dive into this complicated subject to look at how...

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1.30.17 – What is a “Food...

Fruit Cave: v3.0

Home is where the heart is and, for us, this couldn’t ring more true as we fluff the pillows...

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Home is where the heart is...

Rooting for Root Veggies

1.23.17 – It’s a new year, and for many of us that means new goals and new resolutions. Here...

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1.23.17 – It’s a new year,...




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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