The Los Angeles-based nonprofit helps reroute rotting produce to communities in need of more fresh fruits and vegetables across the country.
The combination of government inflationary fiscal policies and centrally planned responses to COVID-19 has severely compromised the ability of rural or food desert-based communities to purchase fresh food.
Since 2009, Food Forward has rerouted 250 million pounds of food from landfills and delivered more than 1 billion servings of fresh food to food-insecure communities.
Southern California-based Food Forward has overcome the logistical challenge of rerouting produce destined for landfill to the communities that need it. SoCal is the largest exporter and importer of agricultural commodities in the country and is fully positioned.
The group works with 350 direct partners to coordinate food donations from its refrigerated food distribution center in southeast LA. So far, donations have been made to his 12 counties in California, his other six states, and two tribal nations.
“We had a good understanding of the workflow, we understood the efficiencies, we understood the network and how food flows through the LA area, neighboring counties and neighborhoods,” said Rick Nahmias, CEO of Civileats. is talking to
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“We’re all kind of under this umbrella, and the last decade of Food Forward feels like a dress rehearsal for the pandemic.”
Food Forward feels that it has emerged from the chaos of a centrally planned pandemic and has grasped the demand for fresh food rather than reacting to hardships and emergencies.
There are more problems in this line of work than any CEO can put up with. Chief among these is the fact that food is often only a few days past its expiration date. Nahmias attributes the team’s agility and responsiveness to its success in winning the 2018 CA Nonprofit Award.
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Their operations are so tight that for every dollar donated they redirect 10 pounds of produce from a restaurant, grocery store or farm to a community that rarely buys a bright red tomato or a crisp romaine head. can be sent to
Keeping dying agricultural commodities out of landfills also reduces methane gas emissions from their decomposition, reducing America’s methane footprint in about a decade.
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