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We Don’t Waste

We Don’t Waste believes that nutritious food should go to people, not landfills. 40% of food produced in the US ends up in the landfill, yet 1 in 3 Coloradans are currently experiencing hunger and food insecurity. We Don’t Waste reduces hunger and food waste in the Denver area by recovering quality, unused food from local businesses and distributing it free-of-charge to food pantries, schools, shelters, and more, as well as directly to the community through their Mobile Food Markets. By recovering quality, nutritious food that would have otherwise gone to waste, We Don’t Waste is also protecting our planet from greenhouse gases produced by food rotting in landfills. Since 2009, We Don’t Waste has recovered and distributed over 165 million servings of food.

We Don’t Waste is a simple, innovative concept that has met a need within our community. When companies have food items to donate, We Don’t Waste does two key things to further the mission: (1) pick up the food from the donors’ locations so they don’t have to invest time and resources in transportation; and (2) deliver the recovered food directly to over 90 organizations expertly serving vulnerable, underserved individuals. All food items are provided at no cost to the recipient agency, meaning We Don’t Waste is reliant on support from the community to fund its vital work. YOU can help We Don’t Waste reduce hunger and food waste in our community!

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