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.

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8.8 million pounds recovered in 2015.

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8.8 million pounds recovered in 2015.

Glean Team Leader Training!

Join our next Glean Team Training on 10/8 to learn how you can fight hunger and food waste

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LA Times Presents: City of Gold

Join Food Forward and LA, Grow to explore the best food in LA through the eyes of Jonathan Gold....

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From the Hollywood Farmers Market to Pershing Square

The phrase “farm to table” often comes to mind at farmers markets. With the abundance of fresh produce, many...

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The phrase “farm to table” often...

Food Waste in America

Learn more about food waste as we dive into the subject. In 2012 an alarming report released by the...

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What Is Gleaning?

What is Gleaning? A definition, history, and discussion of the renewal of an ancient form of social support. The...

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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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