Category Faces of Food Forward

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.…

Agency Spotlight: Los Angeles LGBT Center

Food Forward serves over 1,800 hunger relief agencies through donations of our recovered fruits and vegetables, and with that many organizations it can be hard to keep track of the work each one is doing in our communities. We’d like…

Agency Spotlight: Friends of Fieldworkers

Fieldworkers harvesting. Photo credit: Diana Robinson, provided by the Creative Commons license Food Forward works like a bridge, connecting fresh produce to local organizations that provide food assistance and other services to their communities. These organizations are an essential piece of what…

Accelerating food access with AHA Teaching Gardens

Food Forward works with many amazing organizations working to fight food insecurity in our communities. We’d like to highlight one of these organizations, the American Heart Association Teaching Gardens program, and tell you a bit about our partnership.     Based…

'Tequio': Community Building with MICOP

11.20.18 — ‘Tequio’ in Mixtec culture is defined as community obligation, or a spirit of working together to assist and uplift one another.  Today we’d like to highlight one of our agency partners, the Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Projecto (MICOP). MICOP…

From Mar Vista to New Life Society

9.11.18 — In our newest Farm to Table blog post, intern Joyce Liu highlights New Life Society, an organization that receives fresh produce from the Mar Vista Farmers Market for a mobile food pantry in Leimert Park. The beautiful spring…

Food for Thought Pops Up in Inglewood

This week, we want to highlight one of Food Forward’s newest initiatives, the Food for Thought produce distribution, a partnership with the Social Justice Learning Institute (SJLI) and community organizer, Erica Dent. Together, the team has created a once a month “pop-up” distribution of fresh fruits and…