FOOD THAT NOURISHES COMMUNITIES

Starting as an unfunded, grassroots effort by local residents, White Pony Express has developed into one of the largest Food Rescue programs in California. 

To date we have delivered over 17 million pounds of nutritious, fresh food that would otherwise have gone to waste. That's the equivalent of 13.5 million meals for our community.

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17M

Pounds of fresh food delivered

13.5M

Meals created in Contra Costa

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120K

Number of

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

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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 14,000+ pounds of high-quality, largely perishable, surplus fresh food every day from local grocers, retailers, 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.

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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, email WPE's Food Rescue Director. 

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New Program!

Neighbors Helping Neighbors 

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. Using an innovative app (think Uber for food rescue), food donors can signal when they have excess food and a "food runner" volunteer will pick up and deliver it directly to a matching food recipient organization.   

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