Category Food Forward News

Celebrating 50 Million Pounds Recovered and Donated!

On February 23, 2018, Food Forward supporters, staff, and volunteers gathered at the Franklin Canyon Orange Grove in Beverly Hills to celebrate a milestone 50 million pounds of produce recovered and donated! Over the last 9 years, we’ve celebrated milestones such…

Remembering Jim

  Many of you knew our co-worker, dear friend, and fellow advocate for people in need, Jim Mangis. He was a friend, mentor, colleague and visionary in the world of hunger relief in our region. Next week marks the one-year anniversary…

Celebrating 25 Million Pounds

Food Forward hits a major milestone. Overwhelmed. Humbling. Immense. These are just a few words that come to mind as we look back on the 25 million pounds Food Forward has donated to help feed our region’s most needy. Just…

Goodbye to Our Dear Friend Jim

It is with a heavy heart that we pass along the news that Jim Mangis, our Ventura County Manager, died unexpectedly on February 14th. Jim was an integral part of the Food Forward Family, and brought light and joy to volunteers…

Million Pound Milestone for Farmers Market Recovery

One of the several initiatives providing more than 15 million pounds, or 60 million servings, to feed those in need. Food Forward, the North Hollywood-based non-profit organization whose mission is to fight hunger, harvest food and build community, has achieved…

Food Forward Wins Two Philanthropitch International Awards

SVP Member and Food Forward Board Member, Scott Jarus, and Food Forward Founder / Executive Director, Rick Nahmias, at Philanthropitch International On September 10, 2015 the inaugural Philanthropitch International, a pitch competition for social innovators, took place in Austin, Texas.…

Reflections on 3 Years in Fruitland

Yesterday, I had the honor to harvest in the first backyard where this scrappy gleaning operation began exactly 3 years ago.  The Valley Glen tangerine tree where I started this work was on hiatus – taking its every-other-year vacation from…