Specifically, in order to have a priority focus for this project, we'd like to focus on the volunteer-related sections of our website:
- the calendar where volunteers find opportunities
- volunteer registration forms
- registration forms
- online portal that volunteers can log into
We work with over 4,000 unique volunteers every year, and volunteer engagement is an enormous part of how we work. Building a community of people who are interested in fighting hunger and food waste is a core part of our mission. Our online volunteer portal is a primary hub for volunteers engaging with our organization, and we want to remove as many unnecessary barriers to volunteering as possible.
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.
We collect fresh fruits and vegetables that would normally go to waste from backyard fruit trees, public orchards, farmers markets, and the downtown Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market. 100% of the produce we recover is donated to hunger relief agencies across 8 counties in Southern California.