Long-range sustenance: Bay Area volunteers deliver food, support to Camp Fire survivors
CHICO NEWS REVIEW
When the Camp Fire enveloped Butte County communities last November, Judith Parker took in the disaster from afar. She and her husband, Charles, live in Walnut Creek. Both volunteer with White Pony Express—a nonprofit that distributes surplus food and donated goods around Contra Costa County—but had no direct connection to events here.
White Pony Express (WPE), which collects fresh food for distribution to the poor and others in unfortunate circumstances, is seeking financial donations, grants and pledges through June 16, the organization has announced.
Pledges up to $300,000 will be matched by a collaboration of three contributors, Luis Gerardo del Valle Torres, the Heart’s Path Foundation and the Gemmer Foundation, the announcement said.
Local caterer works with White Pony Express to help the homeless
If you live in Lamorinda, you have likely heard of Sharon McGinnis-Girdlestone. Ask anyone where to get a special cake, and they will recommend her Lovely Little Cakes. She also delivers sustainable, healthy meals weekly to her My Sustainable Table customers. Sonya Ginsburg works with McGinnis-Girdlestone on these businesses...
Brentwood Partner of WPE offers a leg up - not just a handout
EAST BAY TIMES
It started out as a little white house with red shutters next to a daycare center, and for the last nine years it’s been the H.O.P.E. House, where almost 1,400 clients receive food, clothes, books and toys on a monthly basis.
“H.O.P.E. is an acronym for Hope, Opportunity, Prayer and Encouragement,” said Robin Vaughan, the former manager of the H.O.P.E. House program at Brentwood Community United Methodist Church (UMC). “Along with food, we have a supply of toothbrushes, toothpaste, can openers and assorted toiletries for our clients that may need them.”
Antioch Police Holiday Drive with WPE Helps 105 Families
EAST COUNTY TODAY
On Saturday, the Antioch Police hosted their annual Holiday Drive where police officers and volunteers handed out food, toys, stuffed animals and a turkey to 105 families. Police utilized their community room and decorated a portion of it to allow for photographs with Santa for kids. Children were then provided a stuffed animal and age appropriate toys followed by a family each receiving food and a turkey.
White Pony Express Chosen As Beneficiary of Annual Kitchen Tour
Lafayette Juniors is a non-profit made up of local women dedicated to raising funds and offering service in support of other nonprofits that serve children, families and seniors in need in Contra Costa County. Join us for their 19th Annual Kitchen Tour on Saturday, May 19th from 10 am to 3 pm.