In the United States, we produce enough food to feed more than twice the country’s population, yet we throw away at least 40% of the food produced while families in our own neighborhoods go hungry. Due to this enormous need, We Don’t Waste began nine years ago by collecting unused food from restaurants and distributing it to hunger relief agencies. While we started with just a Volvo station wagon, we’ve grown exponentially, expected to reach 28 million servings of food to more than 75 hunger relief agencies in 2017. Even better than that—50% of the food that we distribute is fresh produce, dairy and proteins—items that are expensive and out of reach for many people experiencing hunger.
We work every day to provide fresh, healthy food to Denver’s hungry and we have done this all without any sort of storage. But all that’s about to change—we’re so excited to be moving into an 11,570 sq foot distribution center, but we need your help with startup costs. Just imagine how many meals we’ll be able to recover and provide once we‘re all set up!
We believe that all Denverites deserve access to fresh, healthy food, and that we can fill this gap by simply recovering good food that would otherwise go wasted. Please join us and help us grow with the tools necessary to store and distribute more fresh food than ever before!