An Important Announcement from Arlan Preblud

June 20, 2024

Dear Friends,

I hope this message finds you well.

I am writing to share some significant news with you. After 15 unforgettable years as the Founder and Executive Director of We Don’t Waste, I am ready to retire and will be stepping down from my position as Executive Director on June 30th. 

Founding and leading We Don’t Waste has been one of the most impactful experiences of my life. Together, we have transformed a simple idea – one hatched over dinner with my wife back in 2008 – into a powerful force for good, rescuing millions of meals and providing vital support to those in need. The incredible growth and impact of We Don’t Waste would not have been possible without the dedication and generosity of supporters like you. Your belief in our mission has been a constant source of inspiration for me.

As I step down, I am filled with immense pride and gratitude for what we have accomplished together. The lives we have touched, the communities we have strengthened, and the positive change we have fostered are all testaments to the power of our community’s collective effort and compassion. 

I am excited to share that We Don’t Waste is in excellent hands with our incoming Executive Director, Kyle Endres. After nearly seven years as Director of Development for We Don’t Waste, along with significant nonprofit and education experience, Kyle is dedicated to the mission, and I have no doubt that the organization will continue to thrive with his leadership. I would invite you all to welcome him to the position with enthusiasm. 

Lastly, I would like to share a video that my team put together for our most recent Fill a Plate for Hunger event. This video is my letter to Denver, and showcases some of my favorite moments along this journey. Denver has been my home for most of my life, and my hope is that through We Don’t Waste, I will have given back some of what this community has given me. 

It has truly been an unforgettable, remarkable experience. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to pursue our vision of a waste-free, food-secure world.

With deep appreciation and warm regards,

Arlan Preblud