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White Pony Express Gathering Food and Clothing for Refugees Fleeing Ukrainian Crisis

Press Release

by ECT

Bay Area nonprofit White Pony Express (WPE) invites help in collecting medical supplies, non-perishable food items, and new high-quality clothing to aid the more than one million civilians who have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion. The United Nations estimates the refugee figure could reach as high as four million people.

WPE is working with non-profit and business partners to ship items to trusted organizations serving the refugees streaming into neighboring countries like Poland. Learn more here: https://www.whiteponyexpress.org/supportukraine.

WPE is a food and goods rescue organization with a mission to eliminate hunger and poverty by distributing their area’s abundance to those in need. Eve Birge, WPE’s executive director says, “Our work is to give all we can, in all the ways we can, to all the people we can. With the support of our community, we can provide essential items for our friends from Ukraine who are in desperate need. There is enough abundance in our county to make a significant contribution to this effort. Our organization was built to gather this abundance and distribute it.”

Food Donations

If you have a non-perishable food donation, you are welcome to drop it off at WPE’s distribution center at 3380 Vincent Rd #107, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, seven-days-a-week, between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm – No appointment is necessary.


Medical Supplies, OTC Medications, New Clothing, Shoes, and Toiletries

To schedule an appointment to drop off medical supplies, clothing and other goods, please email [email protected] or call Steve at 925-322-0604 x113.

Volunteers Needed

WPE welcomes new volunteers to help host food and clothing drives, raise funds to purchase boxes and pay for shipping, and help sort, package, and label boxes. Executive direct Birge states, “At WPE, the careful way our volunteers handle, pack, and deliver items is important as it conveys our respect and love for those we serve. If ever there was a time these refugees need to feel loved, respected, and cared for, this is it.”

To volunteer, visit the WPE website (https://www.whiteponyexpress.org/volunteer) or email [email protected].

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