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…

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Volunteer Hot Seat – David Avshalomov

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, a little about David… David has volunteered at the Santa…

Berney’s grapefruit: Big yield, big impact

In the rolling hills of Somis, there are rows of grapefruit trees, waiting to be harvested by Food Forward volunteers every year. The trees, approximately fifty of them, are part of the orchard on Chuck Berney’s 42-acre property. While Chuck…

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Agency Spotlight: Malikah

This month we are spotlighting Malikah and their food distribution work led by Shannon Thomas. Shannon is a professional mediator and negotiator at Malikah, a collective of women committed to building safety and power for themselves and their communities. Her…

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In solidarity with AAPI communities

Food Forward stands in solidarity with Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in Los Angeles and throughout the country, as they face and denounce the recent spike in violence specifically aimed against them. To Food Forward’s family of AAPI…

Introducing: The Sprout!

With rates of food insecurity at record highs, our community partners have stepped up to meet the need. Since the pandemic began, many have increased both the frequency of their free food distributions and the amount of produce they provide. As we connected these organizations with fresh produce, we realized that they weren’t always receiving…

Agency Spotlight: SPIRIT of Santa Paula

A lot can happen when neighbors step up to help each other. Today we’re highlighting our partner SPIRIT of Santa Paula, an organization fighting homelessness and feeding neighbors in Ventura County. In 2002, Kay Wilson-Bolton, a local real estate agent and…

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5 ways to lower your “foodprint”

With the new year comes new resolutions! Every year, we look at how we can improve our relationship to food, making choices that are better for us, workers, and our environment. Each of us makes decisions every day about what…