GOOD

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.


This content is brought to you by GOOD, with support from IBM. Click here to read more stories from The Fact That Changed Everything series and here to read about other Figures of Progress.

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.

Keep Reading
Articles

GOOD Attacks! Hunger with 13,484 Pounds of Fruit

Last Sunday, GOOD teamed up with Food Forward to pick fruit for hungry Angelenos. Here are the results.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWgwG7U4ues

Last Sunday we pulled off our latest GOOD Attacks! event, teaming up with Los Angeles-based nonprofit Food Forward to pick surplus fruit from the orange groves at California State University at Northridge.

Keep Reading
Articles

Announcing GOOD Attacks! Hunger in Los Angeles

Join GOOD and Food Forward for a party in an orchard, and help fight food insecurity in Los Angeles.


Last year GOOD announced a new series of events: GOOD Attacks!, our effort to drive real-world change by organizing people to do good and have fun at the same time. With National Volunteer Week just around the corner, we thought it was time for another GOOD Attacks! This time we’re attacking hunger in Los Angeles.

According to the nonprofit Feeding America, more than 17 percent of Angelenos are food insecure, meaning they don't have consistent access to enough food for a healthy, active life. So on April 22, we’re partnering with Food Forward, a nonprofit that harvests excess fruit and vegetables from gardens and fruit orchards, then donates them to local food banks.

Keep Reading
Articles