World Harvest is a non-profit 501 (C)3 Social Supermarket. Creating a sustainable future, World Harvest Charities and Family Services was conceptualized in 2007 by founder and CEO, Glen Curado. Los Angeles is the world's 5th largest economy and yet one third of all families have experienced food insecurity. And one in five children goes to bed hungry. Knowing the need, the mission statement was pure and simple... Bring healthy, sustainable, organic and locally sourced produce and products to families that would not otherwise be able to afford to eat healthy, regardless of income. The concept of “from Farm to Table to Soul” was born.
World Harvest food bank has always embraced Healthy Living... Eat better, live better. We strive to bring fresh organic fruits and vegetables to all of our families. Most of our produce is organic, locally grown and sourced in California. Ensuring food that is pure, chemical, herbicide and pesticide-free. Creating a viable and sustainable solution to healthy eating. Families are encouraged to fill their shopping carts to the brim. In addition to sashimi-grade fish and Seafood, milk and eggs when available.
The City of Los Angeles recently selected World Harvest to be the featured organization in its Zero Waste campaign kickoff.
World Harvest food bank is a social supermarket that recovers, redirect, redistribute produce and products to families that would not otherwise have access to healthy food. Our food diversion project serves over 70,000 families a year.
We distribute over 8 tons a week of high-quality diverted food to partners like the Los Angeles Zoo, transitional housing, churches and group homes.
In a time of discord and disruption, helping our neighbors and doing the right thing makes sense.
In its ten years of operation, World Harvest has been self-sustaining. Operating without grants or funding World Harvest feeds over 500,000 people, costing the city and state $0.00.