Green Festival Speakers
Rick Nahmias is Founder/Executive Director of Food Forward, a volunteer powered grassroots group of Angelenos who care about reconnecting to our food system and making change around urban hunger. Food Forward’s mission is to reconnect people with people – through food – by bringing together volunteers and neighbors to share in the gleaning and distributing of locally grown food from private homes and public spaces which is then distributed to local food pantries and organizations serving those in need. Rick is a professional photographer, writer and filmmaker whose work focuses on the faces and stories of marginalized communities. His formal training as a cook, along with his exploration of California’s agricultural workforce in his body of work entitled “The Migrant Project: Contemporary California Farm Workers,” planted his feet in both the foodie and food justice worlds. These varied interests, along with his conviction that that all people everywhere deserve access to fresh nutritious food, culminated in the founding of Food Forward.