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1. Feed those in need 2. Divert Surplus from the landfills 3. Provide a communication tool to address food distribution challenges from the donors to recipients The mission of Peninsula Food Runners is to alleviate hunger and minimize food waste on the Peninsula and in the Silicon Valley area. Everyday, Peninsula Food Runners relays a wide variety of wonderfully prepared and non-prepared food to community food support organizations in both San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.
100 % Volunteer organization that picks up excess food from businesses (food caterers, schools, corporations) and delivers it recipients ( feeding programs, emergency, transitional housing, 100% affordable housing) in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.
Feed the hungry in our communities..those in need are a brother, sister, mother, father, or a friend to someone.
1 in 4 children go to sleep hungry. In California = 2.3 million children
1 in 7 families who are food insecure. In California =6.1 million
Reduce food waste. 40% of U. S food is wasted.
Recovering 15% will feed 25 million more people
Reduce harmful gases (methane is 20X worse than C02) into the environment cause by food decomposition.
Reduce resource waste by 165 Billion dollars..the amount of time, and money and people.
VOLUNTEER WITH PENINSULA FOOD RUNNERS AS A WAY TO PAY IT FORWARD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE PEOPLE IN NEED.
Huge call for all living in the Peninsula region
Peninsula Food Runners relies on volunteers to be successful. You can volunteer for a regular weekly food run, which is a pickup and drop-off that normally requires 1 to 1-1/2 hours to complete. You can also volunteer for the occasional backup or on-call food runs.