At Macro Plastics we are committed to reducing our impact on the environment that’s why, in 2018, we joined 1% for the Planet, pledging at least 1% of the sales from our Hybrid line of products to environmental nonprofits. We chose three nonprofits that were dealing with causes we cared about and were excited to support.
One of the nonprofits that we are thrilled to be a part of is Food Forward
In January 2009, Rick Nahmias was walking through his neighborhood when he realized the vast amount of wasted fruit in his own neighborhood that could become a sustainable source of nutrition for the food insecure. With only two volunteers and a single backyard, over 800 pounds of fruit was produced from the first “pick.”
In the last 9 years, Food Forward has rescued over 60 million pounds (240 million servings) of fresh local produce.
Food Forward collects surplus fruits and vegetables through three programs: Backyard Harvesting, Farmers Market Recovery, and Wholesale Produce Market Recovery.
All produce is delivered to over 200 hunger relief organizations, some of whom distribute to an additional 1,600 local direct service agencies. This nutritious produce reaches people in need through social service agencies of all kinds, and gleaning work is provided by 7,000+ community volunteers at over 180 produce recovery events every month.
Food Forward provides 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.
You can find all of their upcoming events and sign up to volunteer here: https://foodforward.org/volunteer/