During these uncertain times, how can we help?

As the world leader in volunteerism we feel a responsibility to unite our broader community, and to use this moment to become stronger.

See below to participate in our Impact Sector survey, access our COVID-19 Resource Hub, and explore our growing directory of COVID-19-specific and virtual volunteering opportunities.
Read More
 

Group Volunteer opportunities in the mornings at White Pony Express

Save to Favorites

White Pony Express

Image_201909091228

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

1 More opportunity with White Pony Express

About White Pony Express

Location:

3380 Vincent Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission: White Pony Express (WPE) is a 501(c)(3) organization that facilitates the recovery and distribution of healthy, perishable food, along with new and like new clothing, toys, and books. WPE works efficiently with our community partners to eliminate hunger and poverty in Contra Costa County by delivering the abundance all around us to those in need. Everything we distribute must be of a high enough quality that we would have it in our own homes or give it to a close loved one.

Description

Who we are: Since its founding in 2013, White Pony Express has grown from an unfunded grass roots organization to become the largest food rescue program in Northern California. In this short time, WPE has rescued and delivered 8,000,000+ pounds of nutritious, fresh food--enough for 7 million meals the hungry would have gone without. Seven days a week from early morning until night, 6,500 pounds of fresh food is delivered from food-donor partners to our 70+ nonprofit partners feeding the hungry: from the largest shelters to small church pantries. All is free.

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

Report this opportunity