Our Story

Many of our neighbors can’t afford to feed or clothe themselves and nonprofit organizations and shelters often don’t have enough resources to meet these important basic human needs. Yet while there is this scarcity, there is great abundance all around us. Businesses want to help reduce what they might throw away, but also don't have the time needed to bring their donated goods to those in need. If only there was someone to just pick it up and deliver it! That’s why we created the White Pony Express. Read more >


WPE is the connecting link between those with surplus and those in need.  

Our Values & Mission

What we do changes lives. But as important as what we do, is how and why we do it. Our vision is to build on the generous nature of people, so that a consciousness is born wherein it becomes natural for all of us to help one another. When that consciousness is widespread, there will be no more hunger-no more poverty. Together with our friends, supporters and neighbors, we are all of us taking care of all of us. 

The Team

We began as an 100% volunteer organization in 2013 and operated 100% on volunteers love, dedication and support until April 2017 when we hired our very first staff person in Food Rescue operations. Since that time, our White Pony family has continued to grow our base of volunteers, donors, partners and team members in order to achieve our mission of ending hunger and poverty in Contra Costa County. 


As a community based organization, financial transparency is important to us. We look forward to sharing our certifications, audits, annual reports, and other financial statements here. If you have any questions regarding accounting or financial matters, please reach out to our Board Treasurer Jim May.

Our Partners

We are grateful for the many hundreds of individual donors who support our work. From large vehicle donations, to small monthly sustaining gifts to keep us going, WPE’s circle of giving would not be possible without their generous gifts. View our partner list here >


 To donate and support our work, please visit our Donate page. 


All of your questions, answered here

Our Model

Learn about our volunteer-powered “circle of giving” model here