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WHITE PONY EXPRESS IN THE NEWS

Hot off the press! Here’s what they’re saying about White Pony Express! 

White Pony Express has been featured by Fox 2 News.

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OAKLAND calif., - Record-high inflation may result in the season of giving taking on new significance this year.

November 2022

Groups were unloading bags of non-perishable items at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano as part of their annual effort to help feed those in need during the holiday season.

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Food banks around the Bay Area are struggling to cope with SB 1383, a law that aims to reduce organic food waste by 75%. As a result, many...

August 2022

Though some food banks have found innovative ways to adapt their operations to meet the new law, others are struggling to keep up with the demands of their communities. White Pony Express, a food recovery organization in Pleasant Hill serving Contra Costa...

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Bay City News

U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Massachusetts, was at White Pony Express ahead of the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and...

Aug 2022

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA — Sometimes effective policymakers must break character to get to the bottom of issues. Even if it's the bottom of a dumpster.
U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (MA-02), vice chairman of the House Hunger Caucus, was curious if a grocery store in...

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Contra Costa Herald

Women Forward International brings together Mexican, Calif. food recovery partners for distribution event in Antioch...

July 2022

White Pony Express, together with Women Forward International (WFI) and the Mexican Association of Vegan Entrepreneurs (EVM), are joining together to tackle food insecurity on a global scale. The food distribution will be held in conjunction with RR...

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East County Today

Women Forward International Brings Together Food Recovery Partners for Food Distribution

July 2022

The Association of Vegan Entrepreneurs of Mexico (EVM) and White Pony Express (WPE), two partners of Women Forward International, will join RR Ministries on July 7, 2022, for a site visit and food delivery.

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East Bay Times

In brief: Concord Jazz Festival happening Aug. 3-7

July 2022

Dubbed ‘Take Five’ in honor of city native Brubeck, events have become annual must-see for locals, visitors.

KTVU-FOX2
Ukraine Aid

April 30th, 2022

White Pony Express has been running donation drives for the past several weeks in an effort to aid Ukrainian Refugees. Over 40 palettes of clothing, food items, medical supplies, and hygiene tools were sent to the Polish border with...

KRON4

Local groups, nonprofits team up in the East Bay to help Ukraine

March 2022

White Pony Express, together with Tesla Owners East Bay, held a meetup Sunday morning in Alameda to round up donations of goods, medications, food, clothing, and more. Devastating scenes out of Ukraine are imploring Bay Area locals to help however they can...

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ALAMO TODAY & 

 DANVILLE TODAY NEWS

Help End Hunger and Combat Climate Change with White Pony Express!

March 2022

There is a great new food recovery arm of the local White Pony Express (WPE) group, and they are looking for volunteers. WPE is on a mission to end hunger in Contra Costa County and now it’s easier than ever to volunteer with the brand new WPE app. The app also is...

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Lamorinda in great shape to meet new recycling law

LAMORINDA WEEKLY

February 2022

This work is already underway with White Pony Express, The Muffin People and the Recycle Smart Food Recovery Program. Through White Pony Express and The Muffin People, edible food is being collected in Lamorinda and elsewhere and distributed to different...

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The Antioch couple’s Team Jesus group grows with the needs it meets

WORLD REPUBLIC NEWS
 

January 2022

Born in the Philippines and raised there until he left home at 17 for a better life, Paniagua, who now lives in Antioch, is a firm believer that “in difficult times, God shows up”. Last year, its 20 volunteer teams served 32,000 families, 27,524 seniors and 6,596 homeless people. They...
 

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Global Supply Chain Woes Affecting Local Food Nonprofits

THE PIONEER

December 2021

As soon as White Pony Express became aware of the potentially devastating impact of the supply chain issues, the group redoubled efforts to connect with food distributors, grocers, farmers, farmers markets, restaurants and catering companies. The team also contacted the agencies they serve, including pantries, shelters, group homes, churches and schools. 


 

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For Danville Resident, Age Is No Barrier to Finding Joy in Service

DANVILLE TODAY NEWS

ALAMO TODAY & 

November 2021

As it had recently been growing colder at night, Yuli was struck with the idea of knitting hats for the unsheltered to help them stay warm. She began to look for organizations that served people without shelter. Someone told her about White Pony Express, and that...

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THE RICHMOND

San Pablo Youth Commission helps students with back to school threads

STANDARD

October 19, 2021

Students from San Pablo’s Bayview Elementary were treated to a clothing item of their choice as part of the annual Back to School Closet event Sat., Oct. 9th hosted by the San Pablo Youth Commission and the White Pony Express, per the City of San Pablo on Facebook.

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THE PRESS

Village Community Resource Center wants to solve community’s needs

September 9, 2021

“When we reached out to Impact Diablo Valley, letting them know where the need in the community was at, they connected us to White Pony Express,” said Rizo. “They have been amazing for a large portion of the last year. They were even providing USDA food boxes.” 

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SF CHRONICLE

'It's like Uber for food rescue': White Pony Express harvests surplus food, clothing for needy

July 31st, 2021

“It’s like Uber for food rescue,” Birge said. A volunteer “gets a ping, and can claim (the delivery) and get all the details for pickup and dropoff.” The volunteer food runners will have coolers to keep in their vehicle and get trained on food safety.

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SF GATE

 

Opinion: A little-known path for California to feed the hungry and help the environment.

July 17th, 2021

Eve Birge, the head of a Bay Area food rescue group, argues for more state funding. Since the COVID-19 crisis began over a year ago, food insecurity in California has doubled. One in four of us does not have enough to eat. At the same...

ABC NEWS
Drive-Thru Giveaway

June 26th, 2021

White Pony Express hosted a drive-thru giveaway event celebrating 100+ fathers at Bay Point Community All N One. Gifts of high-quality leisure-wear clothing, chocolates, and grooming products were given to each dad by White Pony's General Store team. 

NEWSMAX

America Right Now: Patriot of the Week

June 25th, 2021

Food Rescue for Californians in Need. Tom Basile interviews White Pony Express Executive Director Eve Birge. White Pony Express sorts healthy and nutritious food that would have otherwise gone to waste, delivering it to over 70 partner agencies.