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...


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...


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...


  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...


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...


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...


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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