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.

National Volunteer Week

April 17, 2018 — National Volunteer Week is April 15-April 21, 2018 and we’re taking time this week to...

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April 17, 2018 — National Volunteer...

Earth Day is almost here!

4.3.17 — April is finally here, and we’re looking forward to Earth Day on April 22nd for a whole range...

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4.3.17 — April is finally here,...

The State of Hunger

“…the suffering inherent in hunger is preventable and unnecessary in a society well supplied, oversupplied with food.” – Janet...

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“…the suffering inherent in hunger is...

Produce of the Month: Bok Choy!

3.14.18— Bok choy! This leafy green vegetable is fun to say and one of the easiest to cook. Read...

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3.14.18— Bok choy! This leafy green...

Farm to Table: Helen Albert Farmers Market to Seeds of Hope

“Food brings everyone together.” This is what drives Erica Nieves of Seeds of Hope in her work every day....

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“Food brings everyone together.” This is...

Got Fruit Goggles?

That’s right, citrus season is here and we need your help to make sure every fruit tree owner in...

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That’s right, citrus season is here...




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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