Pounds Rescued
Food Forward staff and volunteers rescue 353,000 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 575 hunger relief agencies across 8 counties in Southern California.

To Glean or Not to Glean? Why You Shouldn’t Let Bad Fruit Hang Around

8.14.18 — Joanna Glovinsky, founder of the Fruitstitute, a Los Angeles based fruit tree care and education service for backyard...

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8.14.18 — Joanna Glovinsky, founder of the...

Did Someone Say Pizza?

7.31.18 — Join Shing Yin Khor and Eron Rauch on August 4 for the Project Pizza online pop-up shop benefitting Food...

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7.31.18 — Join Shing Yin Khor and...

A Chef with a Passion for Volunteering

7.25.18 — We’d like to introduce you to our wonderful Volunteer of the Month for July, Michele! Michele is a...

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7.25.18 — We’d like to introduce you...

Produce of the Month: Lychee!

Lychee Love 7.2.18–What are these scaly little red fruit? Only one of the most deliciously clear, sweet, and juicy...

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Lychee Love 7.2.18–What are these scaly...

Supporting Senior Wellness With Nutritious Produce

6.26.18 — This month, we’d like to highlight one of our receiving agencies. EngAGE is a Food Forward partner...

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6.26.18 — This month, we’d like...

Food Forward’s kNOw Waste Program

Do You know waste? 6.6.18 — Since 2016, Food Forward has brought its kNOw Waste program to eight 5th grade...

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Do You know waste? 6.6.18 —...




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 575 agencies across 8 counties in Southern California. Read more about the agencies we serve.







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