‘Spring into Action’ with White Pony Express fundraiser

‘Spring into Action’ with White Pony Express fundraiser

‘Spring into Action’ with White Pony Express fundraiser
WPE Volunteer and Climate Corp Fellow, Aikisha Reeves picks up a donation from a local Trader Joes. (Photos courtesy WPE)
Ryan Sinnreich, a senior at Miramonte regularly volunteers sorting food at WPE.

PLEASANT HILL, CA (Apr. 9, 2024) — This spring is about new beginnings and transformation at White Pony Express (WPE), exemplified by the non-profit’s “Spring into Action” campaign.

WPE is committed to recovering and delivering surplus fresh food to ensure everyone has access to nutritious food choices. With a move to new headquarters on the horizon, the organization plans to expand its services and efficiency – while providing a welcoming environment for the dedicated volunteers who are the heartbeat of the operation.

Neighbor helping neighbor is the cornerstone of the volunteer-powered model, providing the most effective safeguard against hunger and poverty. By sharing good food with neighbors in need, WPE aims to build unity and a community where no one suffers from want when there is a means of aiding them.

Volunteers Deena and David sorting food at White Pony Express.

WPE’s Food Rescue Program operates seven days a week, rescuing a daily average of 10,000+ pounds of high-quality, surplus, fresh food from more than 75 local food outlets. Within 24 hours, the group redistributes this nutritious food to 98 nonprofit partners who feed the most vulnerable individuals in our county.

The pending move will increase WPE’s ability to store donated fresh food by 250%. The group relies on individuals to ensure they can meet the increasing demand for fresh, healthy food. All “Spring into Action” donations up to $100,000 will be matched through April 15.

For more information, visit www.whiteponyexpress.org.