About

MISSION

Burrito Brigade is a non-profit 501c(3) organization with a mission to feed the hungry and unhoused in Oregon through our threefold programs: Weekend Burrito Brigade, Little Free Pantries, and Waste to Taste. There is enough food in Oregon to feed every hungry person, but there is a lack of access. We are committed to engaging the community in the fight to end hunger through a network of volunteers and partnerships with organizations. Burrito Brigade works with, accepts donations from, and provides for the public, regardless of housing status, ability, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, social status, addiction, criminal background, religious affiliation or age. It is our belief that food is a basic human right.

 

FEEDING THE HUNGRY

Burrito Brigade started in 2014, and has hand-delivered thousands of nutritious vegan meals to hungry individuals in Eugene and Springfield. Burrito Brigade targets two of the most food-insecure days: Saturday and Sunday.  Our unique distribution model delivers a hot meal directly to the hungry via foot, bike and automobile. We have since set up Little Free Pantries hosted by helping hands throughout the state, and opened up Waste to Taste, a food pantry where folks shop for free from a wide selection of rescued food.

Waste to Taste operates Monday – Friday by appointment. We work with local businesses, grocery stores, and farms to rescue food that would otherwise get wasted and get that food to people in need.

The Little Free Pantries work to address food insecurity at a local level. The motto is “Take what you need. Give what you can.” It is all about neighbors helping neighbors. If you are interested in hosting a pantry, helping make sure they stay well stocked, or are in need of food, click on the learn more link

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

There are many ways to help! Fill out our volunteer form to get involved in our different projects or you can donate money or food.