FOOD THAT NOURISHES COMMUNITIES
Starting as an unfunded, grassroots effort by local residents, White Pony Express has developed into one of California's largest Food Rescue programs.
We have delivered over 20.5 million pounds of nutritious, fresh food that would otherwise have gone to waste. That's the equivalent of 17 million meals for our community.
To date, we have delivered over 20.5 million pounds of nutritious, fresh food that would otherwise have gone to waste. That's the equivalent of 17 million meals for our community.
Pounds of Food Rescued
Meals created in Contra Costa
people we serve
“The tradition of sharing with a neighbor
in need dates back to the start of civilization and is
deeply embedded in our DNA. But the complexities of
modern life have blocked our instinctive desire to help.
WPE makes sharing possible again.”
Urban Farmers, East Bay
Siamack Sioshansi, Co-Founder
Fresh Food for All!
WPE’s mission is to help end hunger and poverty in Contra Costa County by delivering the abundance all around us to those in need – with love. Operating 7 days a week, 364 days per year, our Food Rescue Program rescues an average of 15,000+ pounds of high-quality, largely perishable, surplus fresh food every day from local grocers, retailers, and farmers markets, restaurants, and wholesalers. It is then sorted and delivered by our team of volunteers and staff in refrigerated vehicles the same day to dozens of organizations serving those in need.
Food Rescue for Free!
There is never any charge or fee to anyone receiving the fresh food we deliver. If you're interested in learning more about becoming a WPE food rescue recipient organization, contact WPE's Strategic Partnerships Manager.
Food Rescue Hero Initiative: The White Pony Express Food Rescue App
Through this new program, we are initiating an entirely new collection and distribution system for smaller, more frequent donations that we have historically been unable to pick up due to our capacity limitations. Food donors can signal when they have excess food by using the White Pony Express Food Rescue App (think Uber for food rescue). A "food runner" volunteer will pick up and deliver it directly to a matching food recipient organization.