According to the USDA, more than 38 million people, including 12 million children experience food insecurity in the United States.
Each year, 108 billion pounds of food is wasted in the United States, which equates to 130 billion meals, more than $408 billion, and nearly 40% of all food in America being wasted.
Forward Future chapters volunteer in food pantries and food banks packaging food, stocking shelves, and distributing essential items to those in need.
When wasted food rots in a landfill, it produces huge amounts of methane — a greenhouse gas at least 28 times as potent as carbon dioxide.
Forward Future is a youth-run, youth-supported organization dedicated to serving underprivileged communities through the development of modern solutions such as mobile applications and humanitarian assistance.
Our goal is to improve the lives of people by addressing the basic needs of health, shelter, and education through developing services for the 21st century.
We are committed to making a positive and measurable impact in the communities we serve.
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Pounds of Food Donated
Worth of Food Rescued
Raised through grants and donations
as of Feb 9th, 2023
FoodNex is an application that helps connect businesses, farms, individuals with surplus food to hunger assistance organizations in their surrounding area.
Through the mobile app, users can send custom donation requests to food banks and food pantries, view needed items for each organization, and contact the organization for further details. Administrators can view and manage incoming donations and observe analytics of the donations they’re receiving.
The app is available for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Forward Future chapters hold seasonal food drives to collect food and essential items. These items will be donated to local food pantries and food banks.
The Forward Project
The Forward Project is a year-long comprehensive project aiming to reduce food waste or food insecurity at the school level or higher developed by Forward Future chapters.
We work globally, with a regional focus in North America. Forward Future works to address pressing global issues through modern, innovative solutions. Our team seeks to drive student-led change and strengthen regional activity. Forward Future has chapters in: