White Pony Express needs you to help deliver food to those most in need
Due to an increase of food donations, White Pony Express (WPE), is urgently seeking volunteers who will happily sacrifice their own time to help families and individuals in need:
• Use our vehicles to pick up food rescued from supermarkets, restaurants and farmers markets and deliver it to nonprofits who feed the hungry in our community; or
• Accompany drivers to help load and unload at donor or recipient locations (need to be able to lift 30 lbs.)
Volunteers should be willing to commit to driving or helping on a regular basis (weekly or bi-weekly) for periods of two—four hours (or as much as you can fit in).
WPE, whose mission is to eliminate hunger and poverty in Contra Costa County, currently rescues about 5000 pounds of food each day. In just over 3 1/2 years, WPE has rescued and delivered 5 million pounds of food. This is fresh, high-quality food (meats, dairy, produce, deli, and baked goods) that, if not rescued, would go to the landfill and create more methane gas.
You can have a direct, immediate impact on the lives of the thousands of those suffering from hunger in our community.
If you are interested, please Contact Mandy Nakaya: 925-818-6361; firstname.lastname@example.org; or go to www.whiteponyexpress.org/volunteer
Posted on Mon, July 31, 2017
by Tiraporn Olsen