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WHITE PONY EXPRESS IN THE NEWS

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

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Global Supply Chain Woes Affecting Local Food Nonprofits

THE PIONEER

December 2021

As soon as WPE 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 was the beginning of a true adventure of love. 

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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 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. 

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. 

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CA Chief Service Officer Josh Fryday with WPE Board Member Gwen Hamilton and Volunteer Mary Brooks 

EAST BAY TIMES
Governor Newsom Staffers, Food Rescue Group Celebrate Milestone

May 19th, 2021

On May 1, officials representing California Gov. Gavin Newsom came to Concord, where food rescue and recovery nonprofit group White Pony Express (WPE) celebrated having saved and delivered 15 million pounds of free food since 2013. 

KPIX CBS5
White Pony Express Drive Thru Food Giveaway

May 1st, 2021

The Bay Area is on the road to recovery, but that hasn't changed dire circumstances for some families who are still struggling to put food on the table.  

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EAST BAY TIMES
Pleasant Hill’s White Pony Express Serves Need Growing in Pandemic

January 22nd, 2021

Group saving millions of pounds of healthy food that would otherwise be thrown out could use some help.

KTVU - FOX2
Food Collection Program

December 22nd, 2020

White Pony Express Volunteers and staff source and distribute 15,000 lbs of rescued food to neighbors in need daily. Interview with Eve Birge, Executive Director. 

Thank You Safeway from White Pony Expres

SF GATE
White Pony Express Adjusts To Food Distribution During Covid

December 26th, 2020

"If we weren't doing this, they'd be throwing (the food) in the garbage. The need for the food is still there; the need has grown. It's nice to be able to get back to parts of the county that need us the most." - WPE Volunteer, Reid Edwards 

KNTV-NBC3
Food Distribution Program

December 29th, 2020

Due to the pandemic, a record number of families and individuals need the help of White Pony Express.

KGO-ABC7
Local Nonprofit Focused On Getting Excess Food To People Who Need It Most 

December 29th, 2020

White Pony Express helps neighbors struggling to put food on the table. Interview with Executive Director, Eve Birge.