Partner Stories: North Hollywood-based Food Forward is reinventing how to feed people in need

From Los Angeles Daily News

One of the largest social sector awards in the nonprofit world went to a North Hollywood agency for its innovative business model in 2020, resulting in the distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables to thousands of additional Southern California residents with food insecurities.

Food Forward rescued 62 million pounds of perfectly edible fruits and vegetables in 2020 alone, while also nearly doubling its network of agency partners despite setbacks from the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

The organization was one of 10 winners out of 1,400 applicants nationwide that completed a robust vetting process to gain accolades from San Diego-based Classy, a giving platform that helps nonprofits raise money online.

The software company has served 6,000-plus nonprofits that include the largest organizations down to grassroots operations for the past 10 years. More than $3.5 million has been raised during that time, according to a company spokeswoman.

Congratulations to Food Forward on this recognition, and thank you for all you do pushing forward the future of food! Read the full article here:

Food Forward was also featured recently in AgFunder news as one of their key companies identified in the Food Rescue sector of the food waste reduction landscape. Read the full feature and download the infographic here.

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