OUR MODEL

THE CHALLENGE

In Contra Costa County, over 120,000 people - more than 1 in 10 of our neighbors -   live below the poverty level. At the same time, an estimated 40% of food in the U.S. goes to waste. People go hungry, not due to scarcity, but because retailers lack a way to distribute surplus food and goods to those in need. 

 

THE SOLUTION

White Pony Express is dedicated to helping eliminate hunger and poverty by delivering the abundance all around us to those in need - with love. We have created a volunteer powered “circle of giving” that can be replicated in other communities. Through our donor and recipient partners, we are reaching more than half of those in need right here at home. 

 
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Our friends in need move from the margins to the mainstream.

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Donors call in or pre- schedule donations of food, clothing, toys & books.

CIRCLE 

OF 

GIVING

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Dispatchers call “runners” to pick up donations and deliver them to our recipient organizations

3.

Runners make food deliveries to recipient organizations 7 days a week

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Hosted mobile Boutique events are free “shopping” experiences for those in need

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Donations of food & goods are delivered 364 days a year

Our Programs

White Pony Express provides food, clothing, shoes, toys and books to those in need through two primary programs serving under-resourced communities and the nonprofit partners who directly serve those in need. 

 

Our Food Rescue program picks up fresh, high-quality surplus food and lovingly delivers it to over 70 different organizations serving those in need, seven days a week. 

Our General Store program distributes new and like-new clothing, toys & books. We bring our unique “Mobile Boutique” directly to struggling neighborhoods throughout the county.