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

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We Don’t Waste Hits 2 Million!

We Don’t Waste hit 2 MILLION servings on December 20th, which is an increase of over 800,000 servings from 2013! Thanks to all of our partners, supporters, and providers for making this possible and allowing We Don’t Waste to serve nutritious food to the less fortunate.

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Colorado Gives Day 2014

Colorado Gives Day 2014

As a participating nonprofit on, We Don’t Waste received over $10,000 in donations benefiting from this initiative and your generosity, which allows We Don’t Waste to continue to serve the less fortunate with food. THANK YOU!

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Holiday Greetings From We Don’t Waste

At the holiday season, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have helped us to help those in need. It is in this spirit that we say… Thank you and best wishes for the holidays and happy New Year!

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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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