This month Open Silo is hosting our Urban Agriculture Happy Hour at Verdugo Bar on Thursday, September 27th! We will be co-hosting with Food Forward, an organization dedicated to rescuing surplus produce and getting it into the kitchens and onto the plates of those who need it.
No matter what your field of work, study, or interest, we want to meet you! All who are passionate about urban agriculture or food issues are welcome. Bring a friend or colleague along. Dress is casual. Come anytime after 6 pm!
About Food Forward:
Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need and inspiring others to do the same. Food Forward focuses its efforts on three primary produce recovery programs: Backyard Harvest, Farmers Market Recovery, and Wholesale Produce Market Recovery.
In all three programs, produce is delivered within 24 hours of recovery or less to over 200 hunger relief organizations, some of whom distribute to an additional 375 direct service agencies. This nutritious produce will reach people in need through social service agencies of all kinds. Gleaning labor is provided by our 7,000 community volunteers at an average of over 180 produce recovery events a month.
In the last 9 years, Food Forward has rescued over 50 million pounds (over 200 million servings) of fresh local produce. Food Forward’s produce recovery programs provide an innovative, cost-effective, scalable, and replicable solution to the increasing need for food donations and the shortage of nutritious options available to our Southern California neighbors in need.