LA Weekly is proud to present Food Forward as the Official Charitable Partner benefiting from this year’s Essentials event.
A portion of event proceeds will be donated to Food Forward and collections will be taken on site as well.
Food Forward rescues fresh local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same.
HARVEST FOOD • FIGHT HUNGER • BUILD COMMUNITY
They are a volunteer-powered, grassroots group of Southern Californians who are passionate about reconnecting to our food system, promoting issues of food justice, and making change around hunger in our community.
They convene at private properties, public spaces, and farmers and wholesale markets to recover excess fruits and vegetables, donating 100% to local direct-service agencies who feed our community’s most vulnerable. Combined, our diverse distribution partners provide food to over 100,000 clients a month across Southern California.