Our Mission

    Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people experiencing food insecurity, and inspiring others to do the same.

    We are celebrating!

    250 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables recovered and distributed across Los Angeles, 11 more California counties, and six adjacent states and tribal lands. That is 1 billion servings and we are just getting started!

    Donate to help communities experiencing food insecurity and receive a limited edition bandana! Read the official media release .

    Our Mission

    Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people experiencing food insecurity, and inspiring others to do the same.

    Food Forward fights hunger and food waste.

    pounds distributed since 2009

    Our Annual Impact

    metric tons of CO2 equivalent prevented

    HOW TO GET INVOLVED

    We are creating a future where everyone has access to healthy produce.

    Together, we’re sharing abundance

    Donate today to fund the tools we need to rescue and donate fresh food for Southern Californians.

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    How is food forward SA funded?
    The Woolworths-FoodForward SA partnership dates back to 2018 and is distinctive in that the funding from Woolworths serves as a key enabler of FoodForward SA's strategy. Three years ago, FoodForward SA and Woolworths signed an agreement which has seen FFSA receive R1 million per year from the retailer. more
    Is Chinese food soft food?
    In fact, a lot of Chinese food is pretty much the opposite of what you might think of as soft food. There are plenty of exceptions, however, including various soups, fried rice dishes, and soft noodle dishes. more
    Is fast food processed food?
    Fast foods—foods that are prepared and eaten quickly—are categorized as processed or junk foods. more
    Is fast food real food?
    Beef, chicken, and fish products at fast-food restaurants aren't always made from 100 percent meat. They can contain additional additives, such as a textured vegetable protein or a soy product, that make them cheaper to produce. Health experts say these types of processed meats are less healthy than unprocessed meats. more
    How does climate change affect food availability food accessibility food utilization and food systems stability?
    Climate change has been found to have an impact on food safety, particularly on incidence and prevalence of food-borne diseases. Increased climate variability, increased frequency and intensity of extreme events as well as slow ongoing changes will affect the stability of food supply, access and utilization. more
    Can I get the coronavirus from food, food packaging, or food containers and preparation area?

    Currently there is no evidence of food, food containers, or food packaging being associated with transmission of COVID-19. Like other viruses, it is possible that the virus that causes COVID-19 can survive on surfaces or objects. If you are concerned about contamination of food or food packaging, wash your hands after handling food packaging, after removing food from the packaging, before you prepare food for eating and before you eat.

    Jul 13, 2022 more
    Is frozen food processed food?
    "Processed food" includes food that has been cooked, canned, frozen, packaged or changed in nutritional composition with fortifying, preserving or preparing in different ways. Any time we cook, bake or prepare food, we're processing food. more
    What are food chains and food webs Why are smaller food chains better?
    Smaller food chains are better because the energy loss at each trophic level is so great that after three or four trophic levels, there is very little usable energy remaining to support the next trophic level. As a result, the reduced size provides additional stability. more
    Is Colombian food like Mexican food?
    Colombian food couldn't be more different from Mexican food, and is quite unique when compared to food from other Andean and Latin American countries. more
    Is fast-food fake food?
    Beef, chicken, and fish products at fast-food restaurants aren't always made from 100 percent meat. They can contain additional additives, such as a textured vegetable protein or a soy product, that make them cheaper to produce. Health experts say these types of processed meats are less healthy than unprocessed meats. more
    Is Italian food considered Mediterranean food?
    The Italian cuisine is typically Mediterranean which entails eating a lot of vegetable, fruit, cereal, fish and in particular white meat. In addition the most important element is the fact that the Italian use olive oil for cooking in large amounts instead of animal fat. more

    Source: foodforward.org

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