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The Fact That Changed Everything: Meg Glasser and Food Forward

Food Forward does what Robin Hood may have done if his beat were fruit instead of riches: Excess fruit is distributed to the people who need them.


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Food, like the mind, is a terrible thing to waste, especially when people in the United States throw out tons and tons of food every year while an increasing, record-breaking number of people go on food stamps. In Los Angeles County, California, where up to 70 percent of homeowners in the county have at least one fruit tree on their property, Food Forward does what Robin Hood may have done if his beat were fruit instead of riches: It organizes and takes surplus fruit from people’s backyards and distributes them to the people who need them the most.

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