Feeding It Forward works to reduce waste and alleviate hunger in Napa County through collaborative efforts. We rescue excess perishable food from donors, coordinate, and deliver it to organizations fighting hunger in our community.

Food Donations

Feeding It Forward distribution allows the clientele to select what they want and will use, thus reducing waste for the cleintile.

Food Recovery - BottleRock

Feeding It Forward works to reduce waste and alleviate hunger by rescuing excess perishable food from large events.

Food Rescue

Food rescue in action with volunnters.

We are a proud participant in CanDo's Napa Valley Give!Guide

The Give!Guide showcases small, medium and large organizations that support the Napa Valley community.

This online guide is designed to make year-end giving easy, accepting donations Nov.1 – Dec 31, 2023.

Every donation small or large

helps us continue our work.

You can access our Give!Guide page here:

On the Road against Food Insecurity

Thank you all who have donated time and resources as we help those in need and facing food insecurity.
It allows us to provide food in our community through our services during this time of increased cost.
The monetary donations help cover the variable costs (fuel, supplies, containers, equipment, etc.) needed to recover, maintain food safety, and transport the fresh, perishable food safely and successfully to their final destinations; to the community-based organizations serving those in need throughout Napa County.
Thanks to everyone for making our community safer & healthier!

Wildfire Safety and Preparedness

Stay alert. California’s continued heat and drought conditions mean wildfire risks are high. Did you know the 5 years were the most destructive wildfire seasons in California history? This is a reminder that wildfires can happen at any time. Stay prepared, be ready to evacuate early, and make sure you have a 5-minute plan to get out safely and quickly.

Visit firefightersonyourside.org for more safety tips.

Food Safety for Power Outages

Refrigerated or frozen foods may not be safe to eat after the loss of power. Find out what you can do to keep food safe during a power outage and when you need to throw away food that could make you sick.

Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more food safety tips.

For an itemized listing of food, visit Food Safety’s website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.



Honored to be awarded the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) 2021 Regional Food Recovery Challenge!
Thanks to everyone who made this possible.


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Food Resource Listing

Listado de recursos alimenticios
A continuación se encuentra el enlace en español a una guía de recursos, la mayoría de las opciones son gratuitas para las personas que necesitan alimentos en el Condado de Napa.

Listado de recursos alimenticios


Food resource guide in English
Below is the link to a resource guide in English. Most options are free for people in need of food in Napa County.

English food resource listing

CalFresh Information

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Other Information

As a public resource to the community, the links below relate to benefits, healthcare, legal counseling, family assistance, employment/education, and general resources. Please explore the sites below to learn more. CalSAWS



Accomplishments and Realizations

See some of our successes.

Board of Directors

Our leaders are passionate about reducing food insecurity and waste.


Your generous donation will help Feeding It Forward fight hunger and reduce food waste in Napa County.


The resources created and compiled are provided as a helpful introduction to food donations and food rescovery. However, the information on this site about legal matters is provided as a general guide only and should not be relied on as a substitute for specific legal advice.Legal sources are The Food Recovery Project, an initiative of the University of Arkansas School of Law (LL.M. in Agricultural and Food Law) and Food Waste Reduction Alliance.

We endeavor to keep all the information on the site as up-to-date as possible, but errors may sometimes occur. 

Thanks and credit to Manna Food Center’s Community Food Rescue program, FeedHV of Hudson Valley, Food Rescue Alliance, and many other food recovery programs for collaborating to reduce food waste and fight hunger.

Feeding It Forward does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or creed, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status recognized by federal or state./ or local law.