The Drive To End Hunger!

Hunger exists everywhere. It is an urban problem, it is a suburban problem, and it is a rural problem, but those who are hungry aren’t whom you think.

Who We Help

Recovering Food

We Don’t Waste was created to bridge the gap between excess food and food insecurity by recovering excess food from venues, events, caterers, restaurants and major food distributors.

Who Helps Us

Always Moving Forward

We Don’t Waste continues to grow each and every year as we are committed to enhancing our responsibility to our community of addressing hunger, poverty and food waste.


We Don’t Waste Fights Hunger

As an innovative provider of food for the hungry, We Don’t Waste collects excess food from venues, caterers, restaurants, and other food purveyors and distributes the food to Denver’s under-served populations. Our efforts augment existing food and supplies needed by community-based non-profit agencies, with high quality protein, high quality produce along with wholesome, nutritional and varied “restaurant-grade” foods. Recognized by the United State Department of Agriculture’s U.S. Food Waste Challenge as a food recover organization.

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Recent News and Events

Colorado Gives Day 2014

Colorado Gives Day 2014

As a participating nonprofit on, We Don’t Waste will benefit from this initiative and your generosity.

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Fill A Plate For Hunger Photo

Fill a Plate For Hunger

The Denver Botanic Gardens was the setting for We Don't Waste’s Third Annual Fill a Plate For Hunger, sponsored by Denver Union Station on September 10th, 2014. More than 440 guests enjoyed a beautiful evening featuring small plates of delicious food from outstanding restaurants, and an exciting program, including a live auction and a Special Appeal, which helped to raise funds for its mission of fighting hunger and reducing waste of nutritious food.

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Waste Ain’t Cheap!

Americans are throwing out the equivalent of $165 BILLION each year!

Food Recovery a low-risk, high-benefit way to:
reduce waste, feed the hungry, shrink environmental footprint, enhance sustainability, save money, access valuable tax incentives, improve sanitation, build corporate conscience, and elevate perception of food sector businesses.

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