Food waste is a big issue. One way to make sure that food doesn’t go to waste is to volunteer to collect it. Food Forward is a nonprofit that collects would-be food waste from backyard fruit trees, public orchards, farmers markets, and the downtown Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market. 100% of the produce they recover is donated to hunger relief agencies across 8 counties in Southern California. It’s a great way to get involved in the community and help a cause.