Category Food Security

Hunger and homelessness in Los Angeles

Folks at a school in South LA pick up free produce supplied by Food Forward. The Issue In this year’s homeless count, it was estimated that there are just about 59,000 homeless people in L.A. County this year. This number…

2018 Good Food News Roundup

2018 was a big year for Food Forward and a big year in the world of food equity and food waste. The conversation around food waste continues to evolve, and new initiatives were introduced by local and even national governments.…

The Growing Presence of Hunger on Campus

10.9.18 – The familiar trope of a college student eating ramen while pulling an all-nighter reveals a troubling truth – around 40% of students cannot afford enough healthy food. These students often have to make difficult decisions, like whether to pay for tuition or groceries.   …

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Continuing the Conversation About Food Deserts

8.21.18 — Join us in getting involved with the conversation about food deserts, the implications of using the term, and possible solutions to limited food access in communities from a personal to policy level.   What is a Food Desert?…

The State of Hunger

“…the suffering inherent in hunger is preventable and unnecessary in a society well supplied, oversupplied with food.” – Janet Poppendieck, Sweet Charity In this post, we’ll break down hunger in the United States today from a policy & practical perspective,…

Food Deserts in Los Angeles

What is a “Food Desert” anyway? Dive in with us to learn how accessibility, affordability, and information about fruits and vegetables contribute to health and wellness. You’ll learn about food deserts in Los Angeles – what they are, where they are, and…