Volunteers holding Food Forward boxes and loading them onto truck

Volunteer Opportunities in Ventura County

Looking to volunteer in Ventura County but not sure where to start?  If you’re looking for a fun, outdoor, and beautiful service experience, Food Forward has volunteer opportunities for everyone in Ventura County throughout the year.  Sign up to volunteer! …

The climate change and food security effect

Climate change and food insecurity are both global issues that are deeply intertwined. Because of that, their solutions must go hand in hand. Global food supply We often talk about food security—the reliable access to healthy food that results in…

Food waste in America by the numbers

You likely know food waste is a problem in America. But it can either feel vague and/or overwhelming without a deeper understanding of how big of a problem it is. That’s why we’re breaking down just how much food is…

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What is food justice?

Food insecurity doesn’t happen in a vacuum; it’s inextricably linked to inequality and the systems that cause it.  That means when we look at food insecurity, we must also look at the social factors that shape it, looking for solutions…

People lining up at food distribution

What is food insecurity? Food security?

“Food insecurity,” “food security,” and “hunger,” are often used interchangeably since they are all connected to food access and its effects on health, but each has clear distinctions and it is important that these terms guide our efforts to address…

Ripe lemons on tree

What is Asian Citrus Psyllid?

Update as of February 22, 2024: Food Forward is in regular communication with the local county Departments of Agriculture and the CA Dept of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) and are following all of the regulations and restrictions on harvesting citrus…

Betsy smiling in front of orange background reading Volunteer spotlight hot seat

Volunteer Hot Seat – Betsy Vanleit

Welcome to Food Forward’s Hot Seat! Where we ask up to 10 rapid-fire questions to answer with only one word (or as few words as possible). Before we get started, tell us a bit about yourself… I love backyard picks…

Volunteer Hot Seat – Grace Hyun

Welcome to Food Forward’s Hot Seat! Where we ask up to 10 rapid-fire questions to answer with onlyone word (or as few words as possible). Before we get started, tell us a bit about yourself… I am a Glean Team…