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.

Stamp Out Hunger in the San Fernando Valley

5.3.17 – If your Stamp Out Hunger bag hasn’t arrived in the mail yet, you may not have remembered that...


5.3.17 – If your Stamp Out Hunger...

Taking Food Waste Off the Menu

4.28.17 – Today is the first National Stop Food Waste Day! Food Forward works to fight food waste all...


4.28.17 – Today is the first...

Making an Impact at the Market

4.24.17 – In honor of National Volunteer Week, check out our Volunteer of the Month of April! Our volunteers...


4.24.17 – In honor of National...

Celebrating Earth Day

4.17.17 – Happy Earth Day Week! Recognized as a day to demonstrate support for environmental protection, Earth Day falls on...


4.17.17 – Happy Earth Day Week!...

From Santa Monica to Mid City: A Farm to Table Story

4.4.17 – One of the best parts of our job is being able to support so many amazing hunger-relief...


4.4.17 – One of the best...

The Lowdown on Loquats

3.22.17 – As winter becomes spring in Southern California (and it starts to feel like summer), there are so...


3.22.17 – As winter becomes spring...

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.

Our Programs