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White Pony Express Voted a Neighborhood Fave in Nextdoor’s 2023 Local Business Awards



White Pony Express (WPE) has been named as a winner of Nextdoor’s 2023 Neighborhood Faves, the only annual awards where neighbors vote to celebrate their favorite local businesses. This year, Neighborhood Fave winners like White Pony Express will receive greater visibility and ranking on the Nextdoor app and a sticker to showcase their win in the real world.


“We’re so honored to receive this award,” Executive Director Eve Birge said. “At White Pony Express, our focus is serving the community, specifically our neighbors in need. Being a 2023 Neighborhood Fave reinforces the work that we’re doing and lets us know that the change we’re driving forward is being seen and heard.”


Operating seven days a week, 365 days per year, White Pony Express is a volunteer-powered nonprofit dedicated to ending hunger and protecting the planet. Through their Food Rescue Program, WPE recovers 12,000+ pounds of high-quality, fresh, surplus food each day from grocery stores, restaurants, caterers, farmers markets, and other retailers. The food is then carefully sorted and delivered in refrigerated vehicles on the same day to 90+ organizations that serve 120,000 of our most vulnerable community members.


Over the last ten years, WPE has rescued 25 million pounds of food, equating to 21 million meals, and prevented over 31,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions from entering the atmosphere.


Nextdoor is a neighborhood network where verified neighbors, businesses, and organizations can easily connect. With Nextdoor, neighbors can stay up-to-date on what’s happening in the community, get recommendations on businesses and organizations, join groups, request and offer help, and much more. Nextdoor can be accessed by logging in online or through the mobile app.


“Neighbors know best, and Nextdoor’s Neighborhood Faves are the only annual awards celebrating the businesses that are most loved by locals. This prestigious recognition is only awarded to 1% of the local businesses on Nextdoor and is a testament to the positive impact they have had on their community,” said Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar.


“Thank you to all of our community members who support us whether you’re a donor, volunteer, or just spread awareness by talking about the work we do,” Birge continued. “We wouldn’t be here without you!”


The complete list of winning businesses in each city is available at nextdoor.com/favorites. Join the neighborhood network by downloading the Nextdoor app or visiting nextdoor.com.


About White Pony Express

White Pony Express, founded by Dr. Carol Weyland Conner in 2013, is a volunteer-powered 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to eliminate hunger and poverty by delivering the abundance all around us to those in need. WPE lovingly serves 120,000 people each year by partnering with more than 90 nonprofit agencies.


WPE also operates a General Store which distributes new and like-new clothing, educational toys, hygiene kits, and emergency supplies. In 10 years, the WPE General Store has given away more than 1.5 million items.


Charity Navigator, a premier rating group based in New Jersey, honored WPE with a 100% score and four-star rating in 2022 and 2023 — the highest rating possible. Less than one-tenth of one percent of nonprofits earn a perfect score from Charity Navigator. In addition, WPE was recognized by Candid with a platinum seal of transparency, their highest accolade.


For more information about WPE, visit www.whiteponyexpress.org.



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