An innovative company in Portland is helping feed thousands of people in need. Thanks to the work of B-Line Urban Delivery and their B-share program, Portland Rescue Mission received over 5,000 lbs. of food to provide meals for men, women and children affected by homelessness.
B-Line specializes in “sustainable urban delivery”, using large cargo tricycles to solve the challenges conventional trucks and vans face serving the dense urban core. Their pedal-powered approach saves time, lowers delivery costs and reduces emissions.
Through their B-share program, B-Line helps restaurants, grocery stores and food suppliers give back to the community. Surplus food that might otherwise go to waste is donated to non-profit organizations that help feed people in need.
B-Line’s unique delivery system makes it possible for hungry people to receive fresh fruits and vegetables, not just canned goods. This fresh produce is a vital resource for Portland Rescue Mission, enabling us to provide high-nutrient value in the 232,000 meals we provide throughout the year.
The majority of the 5243 lbs. of food donated to Portland Rescue Mission last October through December, came from Whole Foods, a long-time partner of our Add A Meal program.
Thank you, B-Line and Whole Foods for helping us feed and care for our community!