178 Million food servings of food Recovered and distributed since 2009

You can put free, nutritious meals on the tables of Denver’s families experiencing food insecurity. Everyone deserves a full belly, and all of the health, energy, happiness, and GOOD that food provides.


We’re doubling the recipe and making your gift twice as effective! We Don’t Waste is proud to partner with CoBank and PB&K Family Foundation to match your gift this holiday giving season all the way up to $100,000!

what does your gift do?

By making a donation to We Don’t Waste, you’re supporting a community of over 90 trusted nonprofits that are fighting hunger in Denver every day. We Don’t Waste recovers excess food from local businesses and distributes it for free to soup kitchens, food pantries, schools, churches, senior housing facilities, and so much more. Your gift will change countless lives

Manuela & Oscar

“Good food is your source of energy. It takes you through the day. You aren’t thinking about your empty stomach or how tired you are. You can make it through the day. It’s good in so many ways.” – Manuela

Manuela homeschools her 4 children and works part-time to help keep food on the table. She also attends Mobile Food Markets for consistent, nutritious food. “Meals are a big deal for my family. We’re grateful for the time together.”

Matt & Anna

“We Don’t Waste brings a variety of items that are more fresh than other options I see in the food bank. It is always exciting to go on Thursday afternoon, thanks to We Don’t Waste. ” – Matt & Anna’s Mom

We Don’t Waste’s food deliveries to partner agency BeyondHome feed 160 vulnerable families each week. Every family gets three grocery bags full of whatever food (and snacks for school) they want! “It’s really helped transform my kids’ view of food. They look forward to meals now.”

Monique & Elijah

“I have a large family, 5 kids. And my grandmother lives with us. And me and my husband. It’s a lot of cooking—sometimes 3 or 4 meals a day! The food here helps keep us happy and healthy.” – Monique

There is always a variety of foods and spices at the market, so Monique loves to get creative in the kitchen to keep mealtime exciting for her family. “I love the spices I get. Food is art. There is so much you can create with it. Everyone should be able to enjoy food like this.”

Create a Peer to peer fundraiser

Create a Peer to Peer Fundraiser this Colorado Gives Day and draw on your community of friends and family for support! Your impact will be huge, and it only takes a few minutes of your time! Create a page, tell your friends and family about it, and count the meals as they stack up. (We’ve even created a toolkit for you to use to make it super simple)!

Start a Fundraiser

Give by Mail

Send a check payable to “We Don’t Waste” to:
We Don’t Waste
5971 Broadway
Denver, CO 80216

Give by Phone

Call 720-443-6113 ext. 2 to make a donation by phone.

Gift Matching

Your employer may match your gift and double your impact. Search for your company’s eligibility here.

Other Ways to Support Our Work

Want to learn more about how we steward our resources? Visit our Commitment to Accountability page to view our annual reports and financial audits.