Monday, July 6, 2015

Food Forward, July 12

Do you have a plethora of produce in your garden? 

A flood of fruit on your trees? 

Food Forward launches its monthly Backyard Harvest Food Drive this Sunday. Drop off your excess homegrown fruits and veggies at the MVCC Tent - next-door to the Green Tent - from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. This nutritious fare goes to St. Joseph Center and New Life Society, agencies that directly serve those in need in the community. 

Food Forward not only battles hunger in Southern California but also works to curb the environmental issue of food waste. Recent studies have shown that 40% of the food in the country never makes it to the table and 20% of what goes into municipal landfills is food. Southern California is an abundant land of agriculture and donating surplus food to the 1.28 million food insecure in LA county is a win-win!

For more information about donating your homegrown produce to the Backyard Harvest Food Drive, please email

Food Forward is a Southern California based non-profit that recovers produce from backyard fruit trees, farmers markets and LA's downtown wholesale market and then donates 100% of what is collected to local hunger relief agencies. 

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