Since we opened our doors in 2013, our mission has been to bridge the gap between abundance and need. We realized back then that the problems in our communities were complicated, without one reason, one source, or one quick fix. But we were motivated by one universal call: love. We saw ourselves in our neighbors, within their stories, challenges, hopes, and joys. We wanted to support them as we would our own friends or family members, and do whatever we could to help alleviate their pain. But we knew we couldn’t do it alone.
The story of #allofus
Together to end hunger
Through the food rescue program
Over the years, WPE has delivered almost 10 million pounds of fresh food (more than 7.7 million nutritious meals), and reduced greenhouse gas emissions in Contra Costa County by over 1,000,000 pounds. We have opened 10 school pantries to serve 7,000 students and families in need – and we have a growing waiting list for more. We continue to support relief efforts for wildfire survivors as the need arises and as we are able to respond.
You can keep our trucks delivering,
our communities thriving, and our planet healthy!
Together to keep warm
Through cold-weather clothing and emergency backpacks
WPE has distributed more than 20,000 warm clothing items and 1,000 emergency backpacks. Last winter we provided 2,000 of our unhoused neighbors with cozy head-to-toe clothing and backpacks filled with potentially life-saving supplies. Help us reach even more of the 4,500 additional under-sheltered neighbors who also need a warm-up this season, so we can truly care for all.
You can keep our neighbors warm and dry
to face their days and nights!
Together for all of us
Through the circle of generosity and giving
Over the past six years, White Pony Express has grown by listening to the needs of our community and bringing together heads, hands, and hearts, so that all of us together could lift and heal each other. It's our hope this holiday season – and beyond- to extend opportunities to you and yours to connect with your community, and give meaningful gifts to those in need.
Together we can do this
We’ve seen how much Contra Costa cares. Last year, along with donors across the country who support our goal of building a “circle of giving” model that can be replicated, you raised more than $300,000 for the year-end campaign. So this year, to support our skyrocketing growth, requests for services, and to strengthen our operations and sustainability as an organization, we've set a goal of raising $500,000 before December 31st. Our year-end giving campaign will help keep much-needed food and clothing deliveries flowing to the 70+ partner agencies who will be HOME for many this holiday season. Join us to change someone's life and prepare our community for the New Year!
White Pony Express is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, EIN # 46-5220565
All donations are 100% tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.