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 15 million pounds of nutritious, fresh food that would otherwise have gone to waste. That's the equivalent of 12.5 million meals for our community.
“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 on 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.
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 or food donation partner, please contact us.