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Our Mission

Food Forward® fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people experiencing food insecurity, and inspiring others to do the same. Get involved >

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Total pounds recovered and distributed to date:

pounds distributed since 2009

Health, Environmental, and Economic Impact

Food Forward recovers and donates enough produce each day to meet the daily nutritional needs of a quarter of a million people.

$168M

in social impact in 2023

250+

hunger relief partners*

*as of Q4 2023

290+

distribution sites*

*as of Q4 2023

1200+

produce recovery donors*

*as of Q4 2023

363,000+

total metric tons of CO2-equivalent emissions prevented from entering the atmosphere

2.73 million gallons

of water prevented from going to waste each day–the equivalent of 4 Olympic-sized swimming pools

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Volunteers power our food recovery work
1,551 events in 2023

For every dollar donated, we recover 16 pounds of produce

Your surplus fruit goes to people experiencing food insecurity

“We are thrilled to be collaborating with Food Forward which has supported Oppy in its effort to upcycle product. This valuable partnership upholds one of our key sustainability focus areas: Ensuring we have solid repurposing programs in place to decrease our overall carbon footprint by mitigating waste.”

- Garland Perkins, Oppy’s Director of Innovation & Sustainability, The Oppenheimer Group

Recent Recognition

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