About Food Forward’s Melt-at-Home

With the health and welfare of our guests, staff, and other participants in mind, we’ve decided to cancel the physical Spring Melt this year. In its place, we invite guests to a virtual Melt-at-Home on Saturday, April 4th from 5-9 pm! 

Join us and your Food Forward community for a fun and delightfully distracting evening as we celebrate our work to fight hunger and food waste. You can dress up in your favorite fruity wear, make grilled cheese and a lemon cocktail, and place those final bids on our silent auction, which closes at 9 pm.

Be sure to check Food Forward’s Facebook and Instagram pages throughout the evening for exclusive photos and videos. And, tune in for a Live Facebook Meet & Greet with Food Forward Founder/Executive Director, Rick Nahmias, at 6:30 pm!


Be sure to share your own photos and videos by tagging #SpringMelt2020.


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Joining us for the Melt-at-Home is the best way to support Food Forward and those we serve during this challenging time.

Every dollar raised by the Melt-at-Home will have double the impact—an anonymous donor has stepped up to MATCH all donations and ticket sales from now until April 4, up to $50,000!





We couldn’t do this without our sponsors

Food Forward thanks the generous families and businesses across Southern California whose support of the Spring Melt makes our work possible: 


David Bohnett Foundation
The California Endowment
Crystal L. Frierson
Kaiser Permanente

NASA Services
Nathanson Family
Bill Resnick and Michael J. Stubbs

Universal Waste Systems

American Business Bank
Athens Services
The Kadane Foundation
SGS Produce



Bolton & Company
Haltrecht Family
Heer Family

Mark Rhein and Warren Brodine

Yin Yang Naturals
WARE Disposal


This event wouldn’t be possible without our wonderful culinary and beverage partners!

Annie Miler of Clementine
Sammy Monsour of Preux & Proper
Michelle Lainez of Chef Michelle and Co.
Sharon Graves of BLVD Kitchen
Katie Chin of Wok Star Catering and Fortune Cookie Divas
Clémence Gossett of The Gourmandise School

Paul Jones of Oak & Iron
Smog City
Ventura Spirits

 It’s not too late to sponsor the Spring Melt!
Make an even greater impact through a Family or Corporate Sponsorship, with opportunities from $1,000 to $25,000. Email to discuss additional sponsorship options.

Sponsor the Spring Melt!


A special thanks to our Host Committee

Margaret and Danilo Bach
Neil and Karen Haltrecht
Pam and Evan Kaizer
Jennifer Thornton Wieland