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.

Food Forward Volunteer Day at A Place Called Home!

Our Food Forward staff loves an opportunity to get out of the office, especially when it means we get...


Our Food Forward staff loves an...

All Farmers Markets in Los Angeles Now Accept EBT

10.24.16 – Today is Food Day 2016! We wanted to celebrate by recapping a huge policy victory for food...


10.24.16 – Today is Food Day...

7 Tips for Taking Care of Fruit Trees During the Drought

10.17.16 – A quick guide for homeowners with fruit trees.   By now we all know about the exceptional...


10.17.16 – A quick guide for...

A smiling face of Food Forward

10.10.16 – Meet Melanie McQueen, Community Ambassador extraordinaire and our Volunteer of the Month for October! If you haven’t...


10.10.16 – Meet Melanie McQueen, Community...

Celebrating 25 Million Pounds

Food Forward hits a major milestone. Overwhelmed. Humbling. Immense. These are just a few words that come to mind...


Food Forward hits a major milestone....

Civil Eats: In Los Angeles, a Band of Food Rescuers is Getting Produce to the People

Read about us in Civil Eats.


Read about us in Civil Eats.

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