Interview of Laura Jellum, Food Forward by Liam F., Youth Journalist
LF: “Pay it Forward” is a global initiative that exists to make a difference by creating a huge ripple of kindness felt across the world – your non-profit Food Forward is a local initiative spreading kindness through eight counties in California… What is Food Forward?
LJ: Food Forward is an Southern California based non-profit that rescues fresh produce from backyard fruit trees, orchards, farmers markets, and the Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market. 100% of what we collect is donated to hunger relief agencies across 8 counties in our region. Since 2009, Food Forward has recovered and donated over 30 million pounds of fresh produce and will help to feed 1.5 million people in need in 2017.