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.

Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of Farmers Market Recovery (Part 1)

8.15.17 – Happy Birthday FMR!!! August 12th marked the 5th anniversary of the Farmers Market Recovery Program here at...

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8.15.17 – Happy Birthday FMR!!! August...

Digging into the Southern California Drought

8.9.17 – Southern California is in a serious and long-term drought. In this guest blog post from Saturate California,...

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8.9.17 – Southern California is in...

Tree Care: Pruning Citrus Trees

7.31.17 – An introduction to pruning your citrus fruit tree. Tips compiled by Occidental College intern, Nora Killian. Pruning...

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7.31.17 – An introduction to pruning...

Get Ready for Zero Waste LA!

7.24.17 – Get ready Los Angeles, your trash system is changing! Read on to learn what the Zero Waste LA...

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7.24.17 – Get ready Los Angeles, your...

Creative Cooking with Farmers Market Donations

7.17.16 – Follow the journey of produce from the Larchmont Village Farmers Market to PATH (People Assisting the Homeless)...

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7.17.16 – Follow the journey of...

What Leadership Looks Like

6.12.17 – Food Forward’s new initiative in South LA, made possible through a partnership with Watts Labor Community Action Committee,...

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6.12.17 – Food Forward’s new initiative in...




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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