Pounds Rescued*
Food Forward staff and volunteers rescue over 375,000 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.

All About the Good Samaritan Food Donation Act

10.31.18 — Did you know that there are state and federal laws that protect food donations? Read on to...


10.31.18 — Did you know that...

Celebrating a Food Waste & Hunger Warrior

Our October Volunteer of the Month is Marsha Brown! Marsha is our longest tenured Glean Team Leader at the...


Our October Volunteer of the Month...

The Growing Presence of Hunger on Campus

10.9.18 – The familiar trope of a college student eating ramen while pulling an all-nighter reveals a troubling truth – around...


10.9.18 – The familiar trope of a...

From Mar Vista to New Life Society

9.11.18 — In our newest Farm to Table blog post, intern Joyce Liu highlights New Life Society, an organization...


9.11.18 — In our newest Farm...

Continuing the Conversation About Food Deserts

8.21.18 — Join us in getting involved with the conversation about food deserts, the implications of using the term,...


8.21.18 — Join us in getting...

To Glean or Not to Glean? Why You Shouldn’t Let Bad Fruit Hang Around

8.14.18 — Joanna Glovinsky, founder of the Fruitstitute, a Los Angeles based fruit tree care and education service for backyard...


8.14.18 — Joanna Glovinsky, founder of the...

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.