As part of Senate Bill (SB) 1383 compliance, starting January 1, 2022 Tier 1
(supermarkets, grocery stores, food distributors) are required to donate and document leftover edible food.
Two organizations currently collecting edible food in West Contra Costa County include the Food Bank
of Contra Costa and Solano and White Pony Express
FOOD BANK -
Food Businesses anywhere can donate to the Food Bank using Meal Connect
platform. If you are a food business looking to donate products to the Food Bank, please use the provided links to connect with their team to schedule a pick-up or email that at FoodDonations@foodbankccs.org.
Acceptable Donations: bread/bakery, deli, dairy, meat, produce, dry goods (canned, packaged, shelf stable).
WHITE PONY EXPRESS - Businesses can also participate in donating their edible food through White Pony Express, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that has rescued and delivered over 17 million pounds of food to Contra Costa residents. If you are a food business looking to donate products through White Pony Express, please contact Food Sourcing Manager, Peter Olsen to start donating your recovered edible food by calling, 925.322.0604x129 or emailing, PeterOlsen@whiteponyexpress.org.