Category Faces of Food Forward

Agency Spotlight: Malikah

This month we are spotlighting Malikah and their food distribution work led by Shannon Thomas. Shannon is a professional mediator and negotiator at Malikah, a collective of women committed to building safety and power for themselves and their communities. Her…

Agency Spotlight: SPIRIT of Santa Paula

A lot can happen when neighbors step up to help each other. Today we’re highlighting our partner SPIRIT of Santa Paula, an organization fighting homelessness and feeding neighbors in Ventura County. In 2002, Kay Wilson-Bolton, a local real estate agent and…
Three woman wearing face masks stand in front of a car trunk filled with produce boxes

Agency Spotlight: DAYS Long Beach

We’d like to introduce you to one of our wonderful partners who we love to see come by The Sprout, Food Forward’s latest addition to the Produce Pit Stop! It’s DAYS Long Beach, an organization that has been working to…

Agency Spotlight: Ruben Castro Charities

This month, we’re highlighting our partner Ruben Castro Charities, a community-based organization committed to eliminating generational poverty. The organization is named in the honor of Ruben Castro, a local businessman, Moorpark community leader, and the first Latino to serve on…

Agency Spotlight: SBCC Thrive

Today, we’re spotlighting SBCC Thrive LA, an organization that has empowered Angelenos to make positive change in their community for the past 47 years. Founded in 1973, SBCC (short for Strength Based Community Change) is built on the idea that…

Agency Spotlight: El Nido Family Centers

Food Forward’s Fall 2019 FMR intern, Rebecca Luna, followed several boxes of fruits and vegetables as they made their way from the Torrance Farmers Market to El Nido Family Centers, Food Forward’s partner agency serving East Compton. Read on to…

Agency Spotlight: Friends in Deed

Volunteers at the Pasadena Farmers Market pose with 325 pounds of produce, headed to Friends in Deed.   Bringing Community and Food Together Food is not only a source of nutrition, it connects us to our friends, family, and neighbors.…