About Us

We are a Southern California organization on a mission to reduce food waste and increase access to healthy fruits and vegetables through food recovery.

Food Forward fights hunger and food waste.

pounds distributed since 2009

Our Annual Impact


metric tons of CO2 equivalent prevented


people fed


volunteers engaged


Volunteers power our food recovery work
Your surplus fruit goes to people experiencing food insecurity

For every dollar donated, we recover 10 pounds of produce

We are creating a future where everyone has access to healthy produce.

Together, we’re sharing abundance

Donate today to fund the tools we need to rescue and donate fresh food for Southern Californians.

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Whether you’ve volunteered with Food Forward or not, we want to hear from you!

Food Recovery Challenge Award
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
2018 CA Nonprofit of the Year logo
1% for the Planet logo

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