Category Food Forward News

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…

Our First Cover Story…

We were RIPE with pride from getting our first cover story last week in the Jewish Journal and wanted to post the story here for your perusal: Cover StoryOctober 12, 2011Food Forward, gleaning the neighborhoodsBY RYAN TOROK On a recent…

Grilled Cheese brings in the Cheddar

April Fools Day proved to be no joke for Food Forward! On Friday, April 1 we hosted our first big fundraiser with Clementine restaurant, selling out the event and netting over $4,000! Annie Miler, owner and chef of Clementine, donated…

Our 1st Fundraiser – A huge success!

Last Saturday, the Food Forward team hosted a book launch/book signing for our founder Rick Nahmias’s new book “Golden States of Grace: Prayers of the Disinherited,” a thought-provoking photo-documentary look at religion on the margins of California which has just been published…

1,000,000 SERVINGS PICKED!

It’s official: as of this week Food Forward volunteers have surpassed harvesting/rescuing over 250,000 lbs or 1,000,000 servings of fresh free fruit for SoCals hungry. :)) our Fruit Loops rock! Hope to see you in Montecito for our Big Pick…

100,000 lbs…its official!

Having never had the chance to lead a group – let alone one with the energy, creativity and great spirit of Food Forward, today was humbling indeed. As massive clouds gathered, the biggest storm system in a year on its…

First Pick of 2010!

Our first pick of 2010 brings in 2,164 lbs of fresh fruit 4 LA’s hungry! Food Forward volunteers harvested avocados, Valencia oranges, lemons, tangelos, navel oranges and grapefruits in Tarzana, N. Hollywood and Pasadena – all donated to SOVA/JFS… A…