#GoodNews: Program Saves Millions of Pounds of Food From Landfills

Since 2009, Food Forward has rerouted 250 million pounds of food from California landfills and delivered over a billion servings of fresh produce to food insecure communities.

SoCal is both the largest exporter and importer of produce in the country, making them perfectly placed. From its refrigerated food distribution center in south east LA, the group works with 350 direct partners coordinating food donations, which have so far managed to reroute food to 12 California counties, and 6 other states.

Their operation is so tight that every $1 donated allows them to redirect 10 pounds of produce from restaurants, grocery stores, or farms to communities that rarely get fresh produce.


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