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…

Agency Spotlight: Sikh Center of Orange County

When the Sikh Center of Orange County (SCOC) saw the impact that COVID-19 was having on the families around their temple, they felt it was their duty to act. They believe that access to healthy food is important, particularly fresh…

Agency Spotlight: Ruben Castro Charities

This month, we’re highlighting our partner Ruben Castro Charities, a community-based organization committed to eliminating generational poverty. The organization is named in the honor of Ruben Castro, a local businessman, Moorpark community leader, and the first Latino to serve on…

Black Lives Matter

In light of last couple of week’s tragic events, we at Food Forward felt an urgent need to reach out to our community at large to raise our voice in unity.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ We vehemently condemn the four police officers who…

Keeping Ventura County nourished during COVID-19

COVID-19 has created new challenges for our partners, who are seeing more folks seeking food assistance than ever before. Thanks to our partners Totally Local VC, Food Forward established the Ventura Rapid Response Hub, part of our emergency response to…

A morning at the Produce Pit Stop

It’s been over six months since the Produce Pit Stop, our first-ever warehouse space, opened. The Produce Pit Stop is located in Bell, CA, and provides refrigeration, dry storage space, dedicated workspaces, and a centralized hub to our Wholesale Recovery…

Agency Spotlight: Friends in Deed

Volunteers at the Pasadena Farmers Market pose with 325 pounds of produce, headed to Friends in Deed. Bringing Community and Food Together Food is not only a source of nutrition, it connects us to our friends, family, and neighbors. Many…