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Our Mission

Food Forward® fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people experiencing food insecurity, and inspiring others to do the same. Get involved >

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Total pounds recovered and distributed to date:

pounds distributed since 2009

Health, Environmental, and Economic Impact

Food Forward recovers and donates enough produce each day to meet the daily nutritional needs of a quarter of a million people.


in social impact in 2023


hunger relief partners*

*as of Q1 2024


distribution sites*

*as of Q1 2024


produce recovery donors*

*as of Q1 2024


total metric tons of CO2-equivalent emissions prevented from entering the atmosphere

2.73 million gallons

of water prevented from going to waste each day–the equivalent of 4 Olympic-sized swimming pools

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Volunteers power our food recovery work
1,551 events in 2023

For every dollar donated, we recover 16 pounds of produce

Your surplus fruit goes to people experiencing food insecurity

“We are thrilled to be collaborating with Food Forward which has supported Oppy in its effort to upcycle product. This valuable partnership upholds one of our key sustainability focus areas: Ensuring we have solid repurposing programs in place to decrease our overall carbon footprint by mitigating waste.”

- Garland Perkins, Oppy’s Director of Innovation & Sustainability, The Oppenheimer Group

White House Commitment 

Food Forward Inc. was recognized by the White House for our commitment to the national effort to end hunger and build healthy, sustainable communities. As part of Food Forward’s commitment to the White House Challenge to End Hunger and Build Healthy Communities, we have pledged to recover and distribute over 290 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables from 2024-2026. 

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Recent Recognition

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