When doors close, our hearts open

 

As our communities go on lockdown and resources go sparse for some of our most vulnerable neighbors and those that depend on our school pantry services and deliveries, here's how we can come together and help

Click Here to check out the results of our

COVID-19 Care Campaign!

 

White Pony Express is working closely with the counties we serve to make sure that

we are taking the proper actions against the spread of COVID-19 while continuing

to deliver food to those in need

WPE COVID-19 Operations Fact Sheet

Scheduled food rescue deliveries to school pantries, seniors, and other recipients will continue
Volunteers for added shifts are needed to keep up with deliveries and keep our distribution center clean
Financial donations are needed as expenses rise to meet these new demands
We will continue to deliver clothing on an as-needed basis
No donations of clothing will be accepted while shelter-in-place order is in effect
We value the safety of our volunteers and have health guidelines in place to protect them

When you give back through White Pony Express 

you invest in your community

FAQ about working at WPE during the COVID-19 Pandemic

If I’m well, should I still come to work at WPE?


Yes! But if you’re over 65, Governor Newsom is calling for all seniors to stay in “home isolation” to stop the spread of coronavirus. Meanwhile, county officials are asking us to continue delivering food and clothing to our recipients. Though schools are closing, we are continuing to serve our School Pantry families in new locations we’ve set up nearby.




Can I come to WPE if my health is questionable?


1. Please stay at home! Especially if you have a fever, cough, flu- or pneumonia-like symptoms, or trouble breathing. 2. Stay at home if you have been in contact with someone who is ill with these symptoms. 3. Even if you think your symptoms are due to allergies, please do not come in! 4. If you can’t come to work, please email frschedules@whiteponyexpress.org. Those displaying these symptoms will be asked to go home for the safety of others. If in doubt, stay home and help us keep everyone safe.




Anything special I should do when I get to WPE?


1. Don’t hug people or shake their hand. 2. Wash your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds. Lather the backs of your hands, in between your fingers, and under your nails. Soap disrupts viruses! 3. Rub your hands with hand sanitizer. Let it dry. 4. Glove up!




What precautions should I take when I’m working?


1. Wash hands for 20 seconds with soap and water… - frequently during your shift - after using the bathroom - before eating - after blowing your nose or sneezing - before touching any of the appliances, water dispenser, coffee maker, and refrigerator door. 2. Wear gloves when handling food, clothing, or packaging. 3. Replace your gloves when they need it. 4. Rub your hands with hand sanitizer from one of the many stations available. 5. Don’t touch your face (mouth, nose, eyes, etc.) with your hands. 6. Sneeze or cough into your elbow facing away from people.




What’s White Pony Express doing to halt the spread of virus?


We’re taking these measures… • Systematically cleaning common surfaces, handles, and spaces • Requiring frequent hand washing • Requiring wearing of gloves • Not allowing open food in snack areas • Increasing spacing between work stations • Posting signs on these points around our work areas • Ensuring each new volunteer thoroughly understands these requirements




What else can I do?


1. Volunteer more time if you are able. We are going to need more volunteers to help us disinfect surfaces every few hours, possibly bag groceries for recipients, and help perform the valuable work our volunteers over 65 normally do who have decided to isolate at home. 2. Donate to WPE to help us do more to serve our neighbors in need.





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

 

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

 

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GSOP@whiteponyexpress.org

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