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 Ukraine, with 20 more palettes estimated to be delivered soon.
Local groups, nonprofits team up in the East Bay to help Ukraine
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. Now, WPE is expanding its cause overseas, thousands of miles away to send emergency support to Ukraine.
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Help End Hunger and Combat Climate Change with White Pony Express!
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 a resource for food donors to signal when they have excess food to give.
Lamorinda in great shape to meet new recycling law
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 nonprofits in Oakland via a safe and consistent delivery system, according to Silver.
The Antioch couple’s Team Jesus group grows with the needs it meets
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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 distribute food, clothing and other essentials donated by White Pony Express and other partners.
Global Supply Chain Woes Affecting Local Food Nonprofits
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.
For Danville Resident, Age Is No Barrier to Finding Joy in Service
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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 was the beginning of a true adventure of love.
San Pablo Youth Commission helps students with back to school threads
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.
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.”
'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.
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 time, California throws away 2.2 billion pounds of still-edible food each year. Rotting food in landfills is a top source of methane, a climate super pollutant with 84 times the heat-trapping ability of carbon dioxide.
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.
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.