Pounds Rescued
Food Forward staff and volunteers rescue 353,000 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 575 hunger relief agencies across 8 counties in Southern California.

Summer Fruit Tree Care 101

7.10.18 — Longer days and hotter temperatures means fruit trees are in their active growing season. What are our...


7.10.18 — Longer days and hotter...

Produce of the Month: Lychee!

Lychee Love 7.2.18–What are these scaly little red fruit? Only one of the most deliciously clear, sweet, and juicy...


Lychee Love 7.2.18–What are these scaly...

Supporting Senior Wellness With Nutritious Produce

6.26.18 — This month, we’d like to highlight one of our receiving agencies. EngAGE is a Food Forward partner...


6.26.18 — This month, we’d like...

Inspiring Others to Volunteer

6.20.18 — Say hello to our Volunteer of the Month for June, Ben Tenn! Ben is a long-time Community Ambassador...


6.20.18 — Say hello to our Volunteer...

Food Forward’s kNOw Waste Program

Do You know waste? 6.6.18 — Since 2016, Food Forward has brought its kNOw Waste program to eight 5th grade...


Do You know waste? 6.6.18 —...

A Reason for Optimism

5.15.18 — Food production creates more C02 than most countries do. So, it’s no wonder that addressing food waste could be...


5.15.18 — Food production creates more C02...

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 575 agencies across 8 counties in Southern California. Read more about the agencies we serve.

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