April 11th, 2019

Are you taking a moment to celebrate Earth Day this month? Earth Day is coming up on Monday, April 22.

In the same way we here at PUBLIC celebrate love for bicycles, good design, and livable communities, we celebrate Earth all the time when we bicycle to work and around our lovely communities in the Bay Area. The moments that we take to appreciate Earth are infinite, especially when we’re feeling the sun or breeze while riding our PUBLIC bikes.

PUBLIC celebrates design and strives to make cities livable by getting bikes into public spaces. There are a million different reasons to get out there and live your life on a beautiful (PUBLIC) bike, chief among them the as myriad of eco-benefits bicyclists experience.

Here are some fun eco-facts to dazzle the mind and inspire the soul.

Production: The average bike is made of 15 lbs of steel. Compare that to an average 1,800 lbs of steel to make a car! A bike requires less than 1% steel material to manufacture than a car does. The average bike commuter has an estimated 122 sq/m ecological footprint, while a car driver’s ecological footprint rings in at 1,442 sq/m. All the land and resources needed to produce a bike come to .085% the land and resources needed to produce a car. Credit: Treehugger

Energy: According to WorldWatch, bicycles use only 35 calories of energy per passenger mile! Compare with cars (which use 1860 calories), buses (920), rail travel (885) and even walking (100), to see that biking really is the ultimate energy-efficient transportation. Credit: WorldWatch

Space: 6 to 20 bikes can park in a single car parking space in a paved lot. WorldWatch also measures space efficiency: Cars in mixed traffic can accommodate 170 people per hour per one meter-width-equivalent right-of-way, while bikes can accommodate 1500 people. Credit: Planet Green

We bicycle because it gives us a sense of freedom and joy and makes us feel healthier. But it’s nice to know that we’re also leaving a smaller environmental impact whenever we pedal around town. So what are you waiting for?

April 1st, 2019

LaTonya Yvette, the blogger and stylist behind the eponymous site, is unapologetically candid about life’s trials, including motherhood, love, death, and racism. Her first book, Woman of Color, is part memoir, part lifestyle guide—packed with moving essays, gorgeous original and archival photographs, and practical style and beauty advice. At the very heart, though, it’s about LaTonya’s experience growing up as a woman of color in Brooklyn.

Each beautifully designed chapter covers a different topic—the meaning behind her name, how vitiligo has shaped her definition of beauty, her childhood hairstyles, raising her children as a 20-something mom—and ends with thoughtful advice and lifestyle takeaways like how to tie a headwrap or incorporate new, bold colors into your wardrobe. Woman of Color is real life, real style for women from all walks of life. In it, LaTonya has written a love letter to women, filling this book with vulnerable, imperfect truths from a black woman blogger, a voice not often seen on bookstore shelves.

We caught up with her about her inspiration for the book and the reason why she mentions riding her PUBLIC C1 in the publication.

Tell us a little bit about what your book is about, in your own words.

Woman of color is part-memoir/ part lifestyle guide. I share stories of my own when it comes to style and beauty, but also womanhood, loss and race. Overall, I’ve been calling it a love letter, because at the core it does feel like that for me. 

What inspired you to write a book?

I’ve had a blog for 7 years, and I think my experience blogging was hard to navigate at times because I felt there was little room to be fully open in such a way. My past history was so much of who I was, but I hardly got to share it because it just wasn’t the space. And yet, all of these things that happen to us or that become part of our childhood and young adulthood story is so much part of who we are. I’ve been a writer my entire life, but the book gave me a space to just explore storytelling in another way. 

Who do you hope reads your book, and why?

When giving a blurb, one of my friend’s described it as universal. So while I want so may women (especially women of color) to read it, I just hope that it gets into the homes of many and inspires folks. I do hope that there are a lot of young women who realize that their stories matters and that power, joy and freedom are within their reach. 

Your bike is included in your book!  What’s your favorite part about riding?  

Although a picture of my beautiful bike didn’t make it in the book, I do mention riding. For me, riding in New York, especially as a Brooklynite is all about a different sense of freedom. It’s hard to explain. But coupled with kids, and your ability to explore and experience things is left wide open and quite beautiful and unique.

February 13th, 2019

Finding alone time as a couple once you have kids is hard. Finding alone time when you have three kids and a wife who is in surgical residency is almost impossible. But spoiler alert- we make it work!! We definitely don’t get date nights out as often as we would want, but we’ve learned connecting with one another doesn’t always have to be a super fancy or meticulously planned date.

In a beautiful way, having children has grounded us- mentally and physically. We have been forced to hang more locally and explore our own backyard. One of our favorite ways to do this is with our Public Bikes! Maybe it’s just me, but there is something about biking places that just feels so European and I love it!

We recently up leveled our biking game and got Public Bikes and we couldn’t love them more. Micaela selected the C9-AL its super light and feels very zippy. The straighter handle bars almost make this feel a bit like a road bike but it definitely still has a relaxed ride vibe to it.

I’m such a sucker for bright colors so I got a more cruiser style bike and went with the C7. I love my covered wheels so I don’t have to worry about water and dirt flying up not to mention my amazing grip shift! This was a totally new feature to me and I am a HUGE fan!

Aside from the sleek design and trendy color scheme, these bikes just ride SO SMOOTH. And I mean smmmmoooth!! We seriously felt like little kids cruising around on these beauts!

Quality time is definitely one of our shared love languages and when we get out for a simple ride, I always feel a strong sense of connection. And that’s what connecting is all about right?! Finding moments that work for YOU guys, no matter how frequent or infrequent they may be! What’s your favorite way to connect with your loved one? Let me know in the comments below!

ABOUT RAFF // Hey There! My name is Raffinee, but most people call me Raff. My wife, Micaela and I are Bay Area locals and mom to three toddlers born 7.5 months apart. Want to know more? Just head to RaffOutLoud.com 🙂

December 6th, 2018

bicycle wheel wreath

We’re so excited to share this incredibly clever holiday DIY Bicycle Wheel Wreath from Maren at Larch & Loon. Not only is it bike-themed (but, of course!), it’s easy and quick to assemble with beautiful results. Happy crafting!

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know that I LOVE the holidays. My favorite traditions include decorating the tree, drinking eggnog lattes and watching Love Actually on repeat. I always love this time of the year for crafting because nobody can judge you for covering everything with glitter!

This year, I decided to focus my holiday crafting attention on creating a bicycle wheel wreath. It’s super easy to make and adds a unique touch to your holiday home. I created two different versions, one a more traditional style and one that’s a little funky!

Ready to create your own? All you’ll need is a bike wheel, some garland and a big red bow.

bicycle wheel wreath

Step 1: Make some hot cocoa and start blasting All I Want For Christmas to get in the mood.

Step 2: Use a glue gun to attach the greenery. Warning: You will use a crap ton of glue sticks!

Step 3: Add some pretty little pinecones and berries to dress it up.

Step 4: Attach your bow. Mine came with wire on the back so I just wrapped that around the wheel.

bicycle wheel wreath

Cute, huh? The reindeer approve.

For the next one, I wanted to try something a little edgier so I used gold leaf paint and some florals I picked up at the local craft store.

bicycle wheel wreath

Step 1: Paint the wheel gold. I used quick dry spray paint so I wouldn’t have to wait too long to start decorating.

Step 2: Lay out the greenery pieces and choose the shape you want to create. I ended up trimming a lot of pieces off mine since they were so bushy, but it’s all personal preference.

Step 3: Attach the greenery with glue or wire. I found that the glue didn’t stick quite as well after the wheel was painted so wire came in handy here.

Step 4: Hang your beautiful new wreath near your stockings with care!

bicycle wheel wreath

I hope this inspires you to break out the glue gun and get crafty this holiday season. Enjoy!

October 5th, 2018

#DoPublicGood is a project highlighting people or organizations that do good by bike. Each month we’ll be shining a spotlight on those who enrich communities all over through their two-wheeled advocacy. You can read our past #DoPublicGood profiles here.

If you have a nominee for #DoPublicGood, please let us know in the comments and if selected we’ll send you both a PUBLIC gift certificate.


*Currently, over $2.3 million raised (and counting)!


This month we’re spotlighting Bicycle Angels, an organization that has made it possible for people across the nation to raise $2.3 million (and counting) towards charities close to their hearts. Bicycle Angels loans road bikes for free to people that want to participate and fundraise for an eligible charity cycling or triathlon event, but don’t have a suitable bike to use, and can’t afford one. The bicycles are loaned to motivated and committed individuals who are passionate about charity fundraising but are not financially capable of owning a bike suitable for endurance cycling.


How did Bicycle Angels begin?

BA:  Bicycle Angels was started by three Team in Training cycle team staff members, in order to help facilitate more fundraising. We found that some first-time endurance cycling participants didn’t have an adequate bike to complete an event, and couldn’t afford one either, or were not ready to make the investment in a road bike of their own. As the idea took hold, we decided that we wanted to branch out to support other charities as well.


How does the program work?

BA:  It’s easy! We have offices in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego, San Francisco, and Salt Lake City, where you can come check out the bike, sign our paperwork, and get fitted. All you will need is your ID, a valid credit card (which is only charged if the bike is lost or damaged), and proof that you are enrolled in an eligible charity event.

We currently work with 12+ eligible charities, listed on our site, and are always expanding. If you are looking to add a new charity to be included in our bike load program, you can contact us here.  We work with secular, non-political non-profit organizations.

The amount of time the bike is loaned out depends on the length of the event – Riding 30 miles in a triathlon? You’ll get the bike for around 3 months. Riding 100 miles in a century? You’ll get the bike for around 6 months.

We ask that the loaner bikes are returned within two weeks of either completing your event, getting a different bike, or discontinuing your fundraising/training efforts. We need your loaner bike back ASAP so it is available for other fundraising events!


Training ride on bikes from Bicycle Angel!


What is Team Bicycle Angels?

Team Bicycle Angels is a recreational cycling group sponsored by Bicycle Angels. The group is open to all levels of road cyclists. Our Team participates in a variety of fundraising bike events, such as the Tour de Cure for Diabetes, MS Coastal Challenge, and Arthritis Foundation California Coastal Classic.  We also train and ride for fun, friendship, and fitness!  The Team acts as ambassadors to our Bicycle Angels program and provides a pool of volunteers for our needs.

You can follow the Team or contact us on our Team Bicycle Angels Facebook page.


Members of Team Bicycle Angels repping their jerseys on a ride.


Praise for Bicycle Angels

“Bicycle Angels is addressing an important need for our community’s health and wellbeing by making it possible for more people to appreciate the joys and practicality of cycling. We need more angels like Bicycle Angels.” – Jullian Dillon, Director Special Events, American Diabetes Association

“Bicycle Angels is an amazing group. They’ve helped eliminate one of the biggest issues that people have with charity cycling events… having a bike. Several people have participated and raised money for our event that would have been unable to do so. We are so happy to refer our constituents to Bicycle Angels, where we know that they’ll be taken care of. Thank you… for breaking down barriers and helping people help people.” – Amy Dittmore, Development Manager, Bike MS

“Bicycle Angels is tremendous organization with a selfless mission – to enable participants to complete fundraising and training programs for other charities. By providing excellent bikes to six of our team members, Bicycle Angels has allowed them participate in our program, which in turn means that thousands more was raised to help patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. We are honored to work with the Bicycle Angels family and look forward to many more seasons together!” – Rob Baird, Endurance Manager, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America

October 3rd, 2018

Boo! Halloween is right around the corner.  Your local stores have been showcasing pumpkins and candy for a month now, which means it’s time to start thinking about your costume.  If you’re like us, you won’t want your bike to miss out on the spooky festivities.  Thankfully, we came up with a list of costumes ideas that not only incorporate your bike but also are fairly easy to put together.  Follow our looks exactly or mix them with items you already own to better match your style – and your bike!  Let us know in the comments below how you rocked it – or share it with us on Instagram by tagging @PUBLICBikes.



A great costume if you have a small dog! Just ditch the ET plush toy.

1. PUBLIC Metal Basket, 2. White Blanket, 3. Red Zip-Up Hoodie, 4. Blue Jeans, 5. PUBLIC R16 in Black (does not fly – sorry), 6. ET Plush Toy





Warning: This outfit may cause you to ask a friend to ‘hold your beer.’1. Nutcase Americana Helmet, 2. Evel Knievel Replica Jacket, 3. White Boots, 4. White Pants, 5. PUBLIC C7 in Cream, 6. Red, White, and Blue Socks



Why limit the fun? Group rides are a great way to socialize and exercise simultaneously, which is why a group-based costume is so great.  If your group is looking for something strange to happen Halloween night (or you’re super stoked corduroy is coming back into fashion), give these Stranger Things-inspired costumes a try.





Want to head out on bikes with the family? Wear out the kids with real life Mario Kart! There are characters for everyone, even the littlest bike riders, and biking around the neighborhood all night is sure to make memories that last a lifetime.




September 6th, 2018

#DoPublicGood is a project highlighting people or organizations that do good by bike. Each month we’ll be shining a spotlight on those who enrich communities all over through their two-wheeled advocacy. You can read our past #DoPublicGood profiles here.

If you have a nominee for #DoPublicGood, please let us know in the comments and if selected we’ll send you both a PUBLIC gift certificate.

This month, we’re featuring a cancer survivor, Giovanni Doemeny, and his girlfriend, Melanie Luther, who are biking the coast of California to raise money for their holistic wellness business and Testicular Cancer Awareness.


PUBLIC:  Where did this journey start for you?


GIO: I spent the first half of 2018 traveling literally around the globe. I was in a small surf town in Portugal when I noticed some alarming symptoms, and upon my father’s advice, I was on a flight home the following Monday. On Tuesday I was diagnosed with Testicular cancer.

Luckily I received immediate medical treatment and was able to overcome this health battle.

This experience has given me an entirely new perspective; a new appreciation for life! My health and wellness are now a top priority.

I have created Ikigai Global Wellness, a holistic wellness community with the mission to inform, inspire, and empower those in our community to live our healthiest and most fulfilling lives, and to redefine conventional perceptions of success.


PUBLIC:  Tell us more about the Bay2Border Bike Ride and its goal.


MEL:  Gio and I are biking from San Francisco to the border of Mexico on Sept 10 – Sept 25 to raise funding and awareness for our startup and testicular cancer non-profits. The goal is to raise $10,000 with 10% of funds going to established testicular cancer non-profits and the remainder will go towards developing educational content and online classes for Ikigai Global Wellness.



PUBLIC:  What kind of content can be found at Ikigai Global Wellness?


GIO: IkigaiGlobalWellness.com is an online resource for holistic wellness. We are working on developing our content to educate and inspire our community on health, happiness, meaning, and success. With the funding raised during this initiative, we hope to also develop comprehensive online courses.

The long-term vision of Ikigai Global Wellness is to be an online leader in holistic wellness; create an international network of health practitioners, coaches, and experts; and open wellness centers all over the globe!



PUBLIC:  How can people get involved and follow you along on your journey?


MEL: We will be giving live updates throughout our bike ride on our Instagram @ikigaiglobalwellness

You can join our facebook community here:


You can learn more about this initiative through our website:


And support our cause through our crowdfunding campaign:



September 6th, 2018


We understand that local bike shops have long been at the heart of the cycling community. Beyond a bike, you can find knowledgeable staff and group rides with potential new friends. Although we sell our bikes mostly online, we are still a strong member of that community and want to help you be a part of it too!

More than 140 bike shop locations across the country are currently a part of our Partner Store Program. With this program, PUBLIC bikes ordered online from us can sent to your local store and professionally assembled, zero hassle. Our partner store will notify you when you bike is fully assembled and ready for pick up. You will also receive a walk-through and basic fitting upon pick-up.

We are proud to spotlight our partnership with SloHi Coffee + Bike in Denver as part of our Assembly Partners program.


About SloHi Coffee + Bikes

SloHi Coffee + Bikes is a small business located in the Sloan’s Lake – West Highlands neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. They are half coffee shop, half bike shop, all in one shared space. They believe that coffee and bike shop culture go hand in hand.

All of their coffee is locally roasted locally in Denver, Colorado by some really awesome roasters. They care about serving quality coffee that supports companies they believe in. The same goes for their bikes.  They only sell bikes they have personally put through the ringer. Although mountain bikers at heart, they are have grown to geek out on all things bike – including commuter, gravel, fitness, cargo, touring, road or bikepacking bike.


About the SloHi Family

They believe in the power of bikes to transform neighborhoods and lives. Their bike family is everyone at the trailhead, commuters who leave their cars behind, kids who are growing up on two wheels, families who spend time outside together, and anyone in West Denver (or beyond!) who wants to make the world a better, happier place. They know that everyone’s bikes are also a part of this big family, which is why they want to provide the best products and services possible for those family members.


August 28th, 2018


A bike bag or basket might sound like a frivolous addition to your bike, but think again. A bag or basket can transform your wheels from merely good-looking to a utilitarian force.

There are lots of different types of bags and baskets out there and a few factors you need to consider when choosing one. We break down the factors and offer a quick quiz at the end to help you identify your type.


Bags vs. Baskets


Baskets are great for instant accessibility. If you’re looking to have your cell phone nearby so you can document your ride on Instagram, a basket could be right for you! They also look nice. People love the aesthetic of a bike basket; however, they can become a problem when the weather turns nasty. Bags are great for both weather protection and the ability to quickly disconnect from a rack on your bike so you can take your gear with you. If you’re looking to bring your change of clothes with you to your destination, a bag could be right for you!


I’m Going to Bring…


Will you be lugging your laptop to and from the office? Do you fancy transporting bags of groceries? Or just looking to have a space for your phone and wallet? Asking yourself what you want to carry with you will quickly narrow down your bag and basket options. A lightweight basket that attaches to your handlebars or small saddle bag that latches on to your seat post will be great for carrying lightweight items like your purse, wallet, or jacket. If you will be carrying heavier options, you want to make sure to get a bag or basket that really does the work for you. Looking for something to carry your heavy laptop and other work supplies on your commute? Go for a pannier that can hold it all easily. Want to take your puppy to lunch with you? Consider a basket that directly attaches to your bike rack.


Business in Back. Party in Front.


You will want to think about how much you’re going to carry on your bike. Along these same lines, it is important to think about where you want your weight distributed- in the front or in the rear of your bike. Generally, your rear rack is a better place for heavier items, as most rear racks can accommodate 20-50lbs. So, if you’re looking for a bag or basket that can really load up, consider one that mounts or attaches to your rear rack. A front basket will add weight to the front of your bike, but when carrying lighter items that weight will be negligible. Front bike baskets put items within arm’s reach, so whatever you are carrying is easily accessible while riding. If you like the look of a front basket and still want to carry heavier items, consider getting a bike basket that actually mounts to a front rack instead of hanging off your handlebars.



What’s your type? Take this quiz to find out!



What will you primarily be carrying?

A) Laptop, notebook, change of clothes

B) Quart of milk, bag of apples, veggies, and granola

C) Wallet, keys, and cell phone

D) Small dog


What is the style of your bicycle?

A) Professional

B) Urban

C) Functional

D) Cute


You mainly ride your bike to the:

A) Office

B) Grocery Store

C) Park

D) Café


Mostly A: PUBLIC Carryall Single Pannier

Called “carryall” for a reason: load it up with your laptop (in the interior laptop pocket), coffee tumbler (in the exterior side bottle pocket) and change of clothes (in the roomy interior), and watch it take you from work to work-out to after-party. Generous haul handles and shoulder strap make for easy carrying when off the bike. Crafted of sturdy cotton canvas base and color-contrasting interior.


Mostly B: PUBLIC Metal Basket

Simple, lightweight wire bicycle basket with a spring-loaded quick release, so you can easily attach and remove it from your rear or front rack. It instantly clamps onto most standard racks and sits flat when not on the rack. A comfy carry handle makes it ideal for taking into the grocery store. The durable steel construction with a silver epoxy finish ensures you will use it for years to come. It is truly a bicycle basket you can take with you, or simply remove, in a few seconds. It fits on either a front or rear rack.


Mostly C: BikeSmart Saddlepack 2.0

A saddlebag is an incredible handy item to have, and this well-crafted bag from BikeSmart is a reliable choice. It easily fits all of your flat changing essentials with some room to spare. It features a spare compartment for extra storage and easy to access to the essentials you put inside it; like phone, wallet, and keys. With a durable construction to hold up to the trials of riding, this saddlebag ensures you’re prepared to rude as long as you want. Reflective piping enhances visibility and a sturdy rear taillight strap ensures you’re prepared if your ride outlasts the sun.


Mostly D: PUBLIC Bike Basket

This beautiful, classically styled bicycle basket is handcrafted by the Peterboro Basket Company, who has been producing fine American-made baskets since 1854. It easily attaches to your handlebars with two adjustable leather straps on the back. It also comes with a stabilizer that you can tie to your head tube for additional support. This basket is big enough to be useful without requiring additional structural support from your bike.






August 3rd, 2018

#DoPublicGood is a project highlighting people or organizations that do good by bike. Each month we’ll be shining a spotlight on those who enrich communities all over through their two-wheeled advocacy. You can read our past #DoPublicGood profiles here.

If you have a nominee for #DoPublicGood, please let us know in the comments and if selected we’ll send you both a PUBLIC gift certificate.



This month we’re interviewing Amy from Denver Food Rescue about how they are using the sustainable method of bicycle power to save good produce from grocery stores, farmers markets, and distributors that would otherwise be thrown away. They then redistribute it to people in their community who need it most by partnering with those communities to create a range of programs. Amy tells us more about this process and the programs that are helping to not just feed the hungry but to increase their health equity.



Your tagline is to ‘Decrease food waste. Increase health equity.’ Can you tell us more about what this means?


AMY:  Well, 30-50% of edible food in the US ends up in the landfill. A lot of what goes to waste from grocery stores is fresh fruits and vegetables. Due to their short shelf life it can be a challenge for traditional food banks or pantries to transport and store them. Historically food banks offer mostly nonperishable (boxed, packaged, canned) items. These foods are often high in calories but low in nutrients in addition to being high in sugar, additives, salt, and other by products of highly processed foods. These foods fill bellies but don’t really nourish minds and bodies.

For people experiencing poverty, purchasing fresh foods is a challenge due to their higher costs and families must often choose to pay the bills over buying healthy food for their families. Also many low income neighborhoods around the country lack full service grocery stores which contributes to barriers to accessing healthful food. When you add up all of these barriers there is a system that creates a health gap between people, particularly low-income people and people of color and they disproportionally experience a higher rate of diet related illnesses.

There is no blanket solution to improve the health of our communities. While getting some of these otherwise wasted fruits and veggies into the homes of those who need it is important, it is also important to create a sustainable system of health which includes education around healthy eating and job opportunities that allow people to afford the cost of healthier food, which is really the root cause of hunger.



How does your organization increase access to food for those who need it?


AMY:  We increase access by addressing identified barriers to access. In Denver we found that pantries were not usually located directly in the communities where they were needed most. This creates a transportation barrier that could be avoided if they were more strategically placed.

In addition to location barriers traditional pantries are frequently in more affluent neighborhoods, they require IDs, proof of income, and might not be culturally competent which creates stigma and less participation. That’s why we do direct distribution (from food donor to food recipient) and have all of our grocery programs led by residents of the neighborhoods themselves at existing community organizations! This increases participation, decreases stigma, and involves everyone in the process. Instead of an older nonprofit white savior top down model. We are all in this together to solve this problem.

In 2017 we rescued and redistributed over 500,000 lbs of food – over 75% of it whole produce. 99% was perishable foods. Out of 36,000 people that utilized our programs, 80% didn’t access other no cost food services.



What about the rest of your formula for healthy equality?


AMY:   Creating access to the education each person needs to make informed health decisions is a big one. It is important for both food insecure people as well as food secure folks to understand the current system and pressure to eat foods that contribute to diet related illness. For example some of our programs have cooking and nutrition classes that go along with our food at distributions.

We have Fresh Food Connect, a program developed in partnership with Denver Urban Gardens and Groundwork Denver that picks up and redistributions local gardeners extra produce to food insecure areas. We are able to employ community members to do these pick ups. Another program we are just starting in partnership with a business called Copia will allow us to employ folks with barriers to employment to do prepared food rescue pick ups!



Why use bicycles to deliver the food?


AMY:  Glad you asked! We use bikes to deliver food for a few reasons. For one it’s much cheaper, which makes it so that we can afford to do more quick, direct deliveries. This enables us to deliver more healthy food like fresh produce rather than canned foods, etc. Also, some of the communities we partner with are some of the most polluted in the country. In 2016 we saved an estimated 8 tons of CO2 emissions by biking! And also biking is more fun! It makes volunteer solicitations and outreach easier because people are looking for a fun way to volunteer (and is a great work out at the same time!).



What are some ways people can get involved with your organization in the Denver area or in others like it in their own area?


AMY:  Education and awareness are still the most important. If you are interested in anti-hunger work, healthy food access, or reducing food waste try to find out what systems are in place that are either not addressing the root cause of these problems or actively harming smaller independent food rescue and pantry groups. There are smaller food rescue groups similar to us all over the country, find yours and volunteer! If one doesn’t exist, create your own with help of the Food Rescue Alliance, which is set up to help people begin community centered food rescue and re-distribution in their own community.