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.

Happy MLK Day!

1.16.17 – Today, January 16th, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This national holiday, which falls on the...

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1.16.17 – Today, January 16th, we...

What is Asian Citrus Psyllid?

1.9.17 – ACP? HLB? If you’ve heard these abbreviations, or their even-more-confusing full names, you might be trying to wrap...

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1.9.17 – ACP? HLB? If you’ve...

Gleaning Gardens to Share our Surplus

1.3.17 – Do you know that Food Forward has a special Pick Leader who is growing gardens for people...

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Colleges Lead the Way in the Fight Against Hunger

12.5.16 – While celebrating what we’re thankful for, we recognize that far too many people do not have access...

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12.5.16 – While celebrating what we’re...

Mulching – What, Why, and How

11.7.16 – Mulching may seem intimidating, but it is not as difficult as it seems, and it can be...

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11.7.16 – Mulching may seem intimidating,...

Food Forward Volunteers at A Place Called Home!

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

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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.







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