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.

Food Forward fights hunger and food waste.

pounds distributed since 2009

Our Annual Impact


metric tons of CO2 equivalent prevented


people fed


volunteers engaged


Volunteers power our food recovery work
Your surplus fruit goes to people experiencing food insecurity

For every dollar donated, we recover 10 pounds of produce

We are creating a future where everyone has access to healthy produce.

Animation showing hand picking fruit from a tree. The tree shakes. Leaves and fruit fall.

Together, we’re sharing abundance

Donate today to fund the tools we need to rescue and donate fresh food for Southern Californians.

Spring Melt fundraiser. Get Your tickets.
Environmental Protection Agency Challenge Award
Food Recovery Challenge Award
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
, 2020, 2021
1% for the Planet logo
2018 CA Nonprofit of the Year logo
Anthem Awards 2022 Winner
Candid Platinum Transparency 2022
Charity Navigator
Classy Awards logo

Sign Up For Our Newsletter