Pounds Rescued*
Food Forward staff and volunteers rescue over 435,000 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.

A morning at the Produce Pit Stop

It’s been over six months since the Produce Pit Stop, our first-ever warehouse space, opened. The Produce Pit Stop...

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It’s been over six months since...

Agency Spotlight: Friends in Deed

Volunteers at the Pasadena Farmers Market pose with 325 pounds of produce, headed to Friends in Deed.   Bringing...

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Volunteers at the Pasadena Farmers Market...

Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) and Huanglongbing (HLB): Update

  It’s been two years since our last blog post about Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) & Huanglongbing (HLB) and...

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  It’s been two years since...

Doing what he can to help

Meet our Volunteer of the Month, Harry Matsumoto! Harry is an Event Leader in three of Food Forward’s programs—he’s...

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Meet our Volunteer of the Month,...

2019 Good Food News Round-Up

We like to start off the new year by celebrating some of the best stories in the food justice...

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We like to start off the...

What will your New Year’s resolution be?

As the new year approaches, we at Food Forward find ourselves reflecting on the successes we have had in...

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As the new year approaches, we...




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.