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ORGANIZATION: White Pony Express

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Support White Pony Express by unloading and assorting a wide variety of food for distribution to our various partners combating hunger and homelessness across Contra Costa County!

Sign up your team to volunteer:
http://whiteponyexpress.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=41400

Starting as an unfunded, grassroots effort by local residents, White Pony Express has developed into one of the largest Food Rescue and delivery program in Northern California in its five years of operation. To date we have delivered over 8 MILLION pounds of nutritious, fresh food that would otherwise have gone to waste.

WPE’s mission is to help end hunger and poverty in Contra Costa County by delivering the abundance all around us to those in need. Operating 7 days a week, 364 days per year, our Food Rescue program rescues on average of 6000+ lbs per day of high-quality, largely perishable, surplus food from local grocers, retailers, farmers markets, restaurants, catering companies, test kitchens, and wholesalers.

This abundance is then sorted and lovingly delivered by our team of volunteers and staff in refrigerated vehicles the same day to dozens of organizations serving those in need.

We deliver to the entire span of Contra Costa County, from the far eastern cities to the far western cities and every community in between. The Food Rescue recipient organizations serve many different populations from shelters and residential facilities, to churches, schools, and community kitchens.

There is never any charge or fee to anyone receiving what we bring to our partner organizations from any of White Pony Express’ programs.

‚ÄčSign up your team to volunteer:
http://whiteponyexpress.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=41400

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About White Pony Express

Location:

3380 Vincent Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, US

Mission Statement

MISSION Our mission is to help eliminate hunger and poverty by delivering the abundance all around us to those in need--with love. GUIDING PRINCIPLE: UNITY We honor the essential unity of all by embracing and serving all those in need. OUR VISION We draw on the generous nature of our community members. In consequence a shared consciousness is born, in which it is natural for us to help one another. When that shared consciousness becomes widespread, there will be no more hunger and no more poverty.

Description

At White Pony Express, we rescue fresh surplus food from supermarkets, restaurants, and farmers’ markets and deliver it free of charge to organizations that feed the hungry. We also collect and distribute high-quality clothing, children's toys, and books.

We were founded by Dr. Carol Weyland Conner in 2013. Dr. Conner conceived this model as an excellent way to help eliminate hunger and poverty by delivering the abundance all around us to our neighbors in need. From our first day, Dr. Conner has stressed that more important than the food and clothing we deliver is the love we give. Love is at the heart of a family, and we are one family.

Beyond our goal of helping others, WPE aims to create opportunities for selfless service. Hundreds of volunteers make White Pony Express possible. They volunteer with us because they believe in our mission. They know they are helping others who have urgent needs at this time in their lives.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Homeless & Housing
Hunger
Community, Homeless & Housing, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3380 Vincent Road#107Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

(37.9386,-122.05338)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 12

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