Burrito Brigade

A nonprofit organization

$4,129 raised by 29 donors

100% complete

$3,000 Goal

Burrito Brigade's mission is to feed the unhoused and hungry of Oregon through a local community network of personal donors and nonprofit partnerships while engaging our community in the fight to end hunger. Burrito Brigade works with, accepts donations from, and provides for the public, regardless of ability, race, gender, gender identity, sexuality, sexual orientation, social status, addiction, criminal background, political and religious affiliation or age. There is enough food in Oregon to feed every hungry person, however the excess food is not widely distributed and some don't have the knowledge or resources to access the food that is available.

When Covid hit, Burrito Brigade expanded to start Waste to Taste. Waste to Taste is a food rescue program. The focus of the program is to pick up from grocery stores along with imperfect produce from local farms. We offer 60+ appointments every week to local families to fill their own box. Over 15,238 boxes have been made since we started. 

In 2020, Burrito Brigade asked for a $20,000 grant from Community Thrives to purchase our first vehicle to support our food rescue and food box distribution at the hub located at a  local church. Based on the $3000 you generously donated we made the Tier 1 goal. We received $8400 grant because of that and allowed us to purchase a 2005 Chevrolet Uplander cargo van.

In 2021 you stepped up again, donated $4600 which allowed us to receive another $8400 grant. That money and a generous donation from a donor allowed us to buy a 2015 Ford Transit van that is kept busy and full of rescued food along with the Uplander.

Burrito Brigade has  many volunteers donating their time, vehicles and gas money (Thank you so much!) to move product from donors to the hub and onto recipients.

This year 2022 Community Thrives program (ACT is funded by the Gannett Foundation, the parent company of The Register-Guard), there is a very special ask.

Burrito Brigade has signed a lease on an old restaurant at 1775 W 6th Ave in Eugene. This building will allow us to consolidate all 3 projects of Burrito Brigade into one building. We will house the Waste To Taste free grocery store

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Organization name

Burrito Brigade

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Humanitarian Aid


2040 Dewey st
EUGENE, OR 97402

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