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.

A Reason for Optimism

5.15.18 — Food production creates more C02 than most countries do. So, it’s no wonder that addressing food waste could be...


5.15.18 — Food production creates more C02...

Food for Thought Pops Up in Inglewood

This week, we want to highlight one of Food Forward’s newest initiatives, the Food for Thought produce distribution, a partnership with...


This week, we want to highlight...

Produce of the Month: Mangoes!

5.1.18— Mango sticky rice. Mango smoothies. Mango salsa. Mango lassi. Is your mouth watering yet? This delicious tropical fruit...


5.1.18— Mango sticky rice. Mango smoothies....

Making the Most of Her Sundays

4.19.18 — In honor of National Volunteer Week, we’re excited to introduce you to our Volunteer of the Month for...


4.19.18 — In honor of National Volunteer...

The State of Hunger

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


“…the suffering inherent in hunger is...

Got Fruit Goggles?

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


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

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