WHITE PONY EXPRESS
More than 100,000 people suffer from hunger in our county. Meanwhile, food retailers throw out tons of high-quality fresh food every day due to artificial sell-by dates or to make room for new inventory. People experiencing homelessness and poverty need access to basic needs like good quality clothing, shoes, hygiene items, and toys and books for their children.
Current Status and Project Goals: WPE’s 'circle of giving' model enables those who have to freely share with those who need, with WPE serving as the vehicle to connect the two. WPE’s model is sustainable and easy to replicate. While sometimes compared to the food bank, their model differs in that they provide almost 100% perishable food, including important nutritional food choices like organic produce, dairy, eggs, cheese, meat, and fresh bakery goods. Additionally, WPE delivers prepared meals, needed by many—housed and unhoused—who do not have access to kitchens or appliances. They take the food to the people who need it and get to know their recipients, customizing deliveries based on their preferences and unique needs.
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