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Mission Statement

To help eliminate hunger and poverty in Contra Costa County by delivering the abundance all around us to those in need.

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White Pony Express (WPE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping eliminate hunger and poverty in Contra Costa County by delivering the abundance all around us to those in need. Our goal is to build a circle of giving among those with surplus and those in need, and we do so by freely redistributing food, toys and clothing throughout our community.

Our mission is to help eliminate hunger and poverty in Contra Costa County by delivering the abundance all around us to those in need. We operate three programs to support our mission:

1. Food Rescue: We partner with food retailers to save nutritious food no longer suitable for retail and deliver it (usually within 2 hours) to organizations serving those in need--15 hours a day, 7 days a week, except Friday evenings. Since September 2013, we have delivered 1,000,000 pounds of food: meats, dairy, deli, produce & shelf goods.

2. Free General Store: We regularly partner with local service organizations to host "Mobile Boutique" events, allowing those in marginalized neighborhoods to "shop" freely for new and gently used clothing, toys & books. We have held 17 boutiques, distributed 45,000 clothing items and 22,000 toys & books.

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