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.

How One Leader Became a Lifelong Volunteer

3.27.17 – This month’s Volunteer of the Month, Jorge, started with Food Forward in January 2015 and has become one...

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3.27.17 – This month’s Volunteer of...

The Lowdown on Loquats

3.22.17 – As winter becomes spring in Southern California (and it starts to feel like summer), there are so...

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3.22.17 – As winter becomes spring...

LA Weekly Presents The Essentials 3.26.17

  Benefiting Food Forward and curated by LA Weekly’s food critic Besha Rodell, The Essentials signature food and wine...

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  Benefiting Food Forward and curated...

Volunteer Day with Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition

3.13.17 – We took a break from the fruit cave to go volunteer at one of our amazing partner Receiving...

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3.13.17 – We took a break...

A Food Oasis in Los Angeles, and not where you’d expect

3.6.17 – Angelenos looking for places to get, grow, and buy food can find them in this amazing new...

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3.6.17 – Angelenos looking for places...

Food Forward Awarded Top PSA Honor

2.9.17 Video contest created by CEC and UN campaign Make #NotWasting Food a Way of Life names Food Forward PSA the...

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2.9.17 Video contest created by CEC and...




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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