Updated: Apr 30, 2020
CF Fitness has partnered with school districts around Southern California to distribute 300 bags of fresh fruits and vegetables through May 5th to community members.
“Our families just need to have access to food.” said David, a community activist.
Siobahn President of CF Fitness said access to fresh fruits and produce was already an issue for some families in surrounding cities, especially those on limited or fixed income.
With the coronavirus causing people to stock up on certain items at grocery stores, Siobahn said, "The program is more important now than ever!"
“It goes beyond healthy eating,” he said. “We’re just trying to make sure people have food.”
The produce has been donated from wholesale markets via Food Forward Inc., a charity whose mission is to fight hunger and prevent food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce and connecting it with people in need.
Food Forward is the program that’s helping implement these portions of food in need. It is the largest urban gleaning nonprofit in Southern California, rescuing more than 500,000 pounds of surplus produce each week from fruit trees, farmers' markets, and the Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market.
“We’re going to make sure we’re going to do everything we can for our community,” Siobahn said. “We will do more if we can.”