Feeding It Forward

$10,810 raised from 119 donations


How We Impact the Community

Feeding it Forward focuses on solving food insecurity and food waste in Napa County by recovering excess food from “food generators” such as restaurants, food markets, grocery stores, and events. Food is then safely distributed to other organizations that support Napa County residents most in need. We pride ourselves in not duplicating the efforts of other non-profits, instead supporting them.

Some clients who benefit from our recovery actions are affordable housing residents, farm workers, homeless shelters, and the working low income. We prioritize distribution based on clientele needs, appropriateness, storage space, logistical timing, etc. assuring we get food safely to the most in need as quickly as possible.

We are proud that from Oct. 2018 through Dec. 2022, we recovered 439,000+ lbs. of food, feeding thousands of Napa residents while reducing the carbon footprint an equivalent of 151 passenger vehicles driven for a year.


It’s amazing to see what a difference it has made for our residents. They look forward to the food delivery and line up an hour early because the need is there.

Norma Chavez, Resident Services Coordinator, Napa Valley Community Housing, Napa Park Homes, Inc.

What a $10 donation buys

Buys a new Food Safety Thermometer or food storage bin

What a $50 donation buys

Buys 350 compostable food containers to split industrial-sized portions of food into family-size portions

Other Ways to Help

  • Volunteer to pick up and deliver food.
  • Food generators – donors, contact us to donate your excess food.
  • Provide English-Spanish translation services and other professional services.
  • Subscribe to our newsletter.
  • Raise awareness of our work through Social Media outlets (Facebook, Instagram).
  • Promote our efforts to family, friends, colleagues, and community members.
  • Provide in-kind, monetary donations.
  • Become a sponsor of Feeding It Forward.
  • Become one of our Advocates or Board Members.

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Matching Funds

Napa County Recycling and Waste Services match of $1,000 has been met.

The Feeding it Forward Board of Directors match of $1,200 has been met.
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