DONATE FOOD

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DONATE TO OUR 

FOOD RESCUE PROGRAM

White Pony Express welcomes donations of fresh, perishable items and shelf-stable foods.

Our Food Rescue Program addresses a problem that every food market faces: what to do with surplus fresh food. WPE picks up high-quality unsold food and delivers it to over eighty organizations seven days a week. These organizations serve low-income families, isolated seniors, our unhoused neighbors, individuals with special needs, foster youth, new immigrant families, and other marginalized populations. 

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Alex Coco Sustainable Farms receiving In
Boxed Food

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

(Powered by our partner ChowMatch)

About the Program and Who it Serves

The Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN) program will help thousands of food insecure people by providing us with a new food donation model. WPE currently receives food donations from over 100 organizations that provide large quantities—often pallets!

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SB1383?

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Food Rescue and the Truth about Expiration Dates

The “food culling” work helps us ensure that only fresh food is distributed to the agencies we serve. Your commitment to our standard – only sharing with our neighbors what we would serve to close family members – is exactly how we grow our reputation as a dependable source of fresh, healthy food.  

Legal Protections

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Frequently Asked Questions About Food Rescue

What's the difference between hungry and food insecurity? Are there any benefits to food rescue? These and more of your burning questions about the White Pony Express food rescue program

Sign Up to Join!

 

Where does your organization fit into all this? Contact WPE's Food Sourcing Manager Pete Olsen, and he'll help guide you through the best way to get rescued food to people who need it most.

Tier 1: Large Donors

1.    400lbs minimum for WPE to PU 
2.    (They can sign up for PU, or we can redirect to ChowMatch)
a.    Need a regularly scheduled pick up
b.    Need more random, non-scheduled pick-up?
3.    Chowmatch/NHN 
a.    Good for donors with regular schedule changes 

Tier 2: Small Donor

1.    12lb minimum// maximum 1000lbs
2.    Dispatch donation via the program. Program will automatically link via ChowMatch program. 
3.    Multiple pickups if larger. Relying on them to package the food. (can sign up to donate food right away/collection service agreement e-sign)

Tier 3: 

One time donation 100+lbs (What about in-between 12-100lbs?) (NHN or WPE) Contact us to find out 

ADDRESS

PHONE

FOOD RESCUE DISTRIBUTION CENTER HOURS

WHITE PONY GENERAL STORE DONATION HOURS

3380 Vincent Road #107

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

925 322 0604

8:00 am - 4:00 pm, daily

 

Due to COVID restrictions, we are currently welcoming donations by appointment.

 

Contact us at

WPEAdmin@whiteponyexpress.org

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White Pony Express is an independent nonprofit public benefit 501(c)(3) corporation, EIN 46-5220565