About Us

We are a Southern California organization on a mission to reduce food waste and increase access to healthy fruits and vegetables through food recovery.

Food Forward fights hunger and food waste.

pounds distributed since 2009

Our Annual Impact


metric tons of CO2 equivalent prevented


people fed


volunteers engaged


Volunteers power our food recovery work
Your surplus fruit goes to people experiencing food insecurity

For every dollar donated, we recover 10 pounds of produce

We are creating a future where everyone has access to healthy produce.

Melt with us on April 10

Our signature “anti-gala” is once again going virtual this year and tickets are now on sale!

Food Forward turns 12

As we celebrate our twelfth anniversary, our Founder/CEO Rick Nahmias reflects on the journey.

Food Forward box on top of bins of mandarins
Food Recovery Challenge Award
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
2018 CA Nonprofit of the Year logo
1% for the Planet logo

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