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.

What is food insecurity? What is food security?

10.17.17 – Food insecurity has largely replaced hunger as the primary focus of organizing, action, and policy surrounding food...


10.17.17 – Food insecurity has largely...

Wasted: The Story of Food Waste

10.3.17 – Join us on Wednesday, October 18 for a special screening of Anthony’s Bourdain’s ‘Wasted! The Story of...


10.3.17 – Join us on Wednesday,...

“Good Things Come in Small Packages”

9.26.17 – If you’ve been at the Burbank Farmers Market in the past year and a half, there’s a...


9.26.17 – If you’ve been at...

How Much Food is Wasted in America?

9.18.17 – Back in 2015, we dove into the topic of Food Waste to learn more about how much, why,...


9.18.17 – Back in 2015, we...

Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of Farmers Market Recovery (Part 1)

8.15.17 – Happy Birthday FMR!!! August 12th marked the 5th anniversary of the Farmers Market Recovery Program here at...


8.15.17 – Happy Birthday FMR!!! August...

Digging into the Southern California Drought

8.9.17 – Southern California is in a serious and long-term drought. In this guest blog post from Saturate California,...


8.9.17 – Southern California is in...

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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