Our friend, Joseph Shuldiner

It was a real gut-punch to hear of the passing of our friend Joseph Shuldiner last week. Joseph came into his own as a catalyst in LA’s alternative food scene around the same time Food Forward was just proving out…

Agency Spotlight: Los Angeles LGBT Center

Food Forward serves over 1,800 hunger relief agencies through donations of our recovered fruits and vegetables, and with that many organizations it can be hard to keep track of the work each one is doing in our communities. We’d like…

Agency Spotlight: Friends of Fieldworkers

Fieldworkers harvesting. Photo credit: Diana Robinson, provided by the Creative Commons license Food Forward works like a bridge, connecting fresh produce to local organizations that provide food assistance and other services to their communities. These organizations are an essential piece of what…

Accelerating food access with AHA Teaching Gardens

Food Forward works with many amazing organizations working to fight food insecurity in our communities. We’d like to highlight one of these organizations, the American Heart Association Teaching Gardens program, and tell you a bit about our partnership.     Based…

All About the Good Samaritan Food Donation Act

10.31.18 — Did you know that there are state and federal laws that protect food donations? Read on to find out more about the Good Samaritan Food Donation Acts that encourage food recovery work like ours!  As a volunteer with…

From Mar Vista to New Life Society

9.11.18 — In our newest Farm to Table blog post, intern Joyce Liu highlights New Life Society, an organization that receives fresh produce from the Mar Vista Farmers Market for a mobile food pantry in Leimert Park. The beautiful spring…

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?…

Summer Fruit Tree Care 101

7.10.18 — Longer days and hotter temperatures mean fruit trees are in their active growing season. What are our fruit trees doing during the active growing season in a physiological sense? What do they need? Joanna Glovinsky, founder of LA’s…