What We Do:
Food Rescue, Alleviate Hunger, Nutrition, Promote Public Health and Disease Prevention.
Founder- Gabrielle Posard
Sophomore, Stanford University
Inspired by her sister making a documentary about hunger, Gabrielle Posard created the “Donate Don’t Dump” logo to spread awareness about hunger and food waste. She started Donate Don’t Dump to change the paradigm of food waste and link concerns about the environment and sustainability to alleviating hunger all by creating a youth powered teen run non-profit. By encouraging grocers and food companies to donate their surplus or short dated food and spreading awareness, her team has been credited for increasing donations by over 650,000 pounds a year. In the US over 96 billion pounds of edible food end up in landfills, while 1 in 4 children in the US experience hunger. Gabrielle’s mission is to make food rescue as common as recycling. Companies that donate are protected from liability by a National Law, get tax benefits, reduce dumpster fees, and are just doing the right thing. She has been honored at the White House after winning the President’s Environmental Youth Award. She advocates and lobbies in Sacramento for the environment, hungry families and promotes AB341, California’s Mandatory Recycling Law, and has worked to pass Zero Waste Ordinances. She is a contributing teen writer for the Huffington Post and been featured in PEOPLE Magazine.
Co-Founder Camille Posard
Alumni, University of California Los Angeles- UCLA
While producing a story for her broadcast journalism class, Camille Posard was shocked to learn that charitable organizations were needed to provide food for struggling active military families. To learn more she contacted the the Leichtag Family Foundation and a grant was awarded to fund the documentary, “One in Seven, The New Face of Hunger”. Camille is the writer of the award winning immunization documentary, “Invisible Threat“, that has inspired many teens to get involved in promoting public health and disease prevention. Her achievements include Student Emmy Award and Honor Society member at UCLA.
Audrey Oas- Director of Public Service Announcements
Senior- Carlsbad High School
Audrey is an honor student and Producer at Carlsbad High School Television, CHSTV.
Trent Ryan- IT Director
Trent Ryan was an important part of the making of “One in Seven, the New Face of Hunger.” In addition to his work on “One in Seven,” he also traveled to Europe to work on “We Must Remember” another CHSTVfilms project. Along with serving as IT Director for Donate Don’t Dump he is also the Owner and Operator of IceHostingSolutions.com .
Ethan Posard- Director Child Health and Nutrition Outreach
Sophomore- San Dieguito Academy
American Academy of Pediatrics Speaker, Author and Chief Youth Advisor for various Health and Human Service departments, and children’s hospitals
Mia Pacheco- Social Media Director
Sophomore- Carlsbad High School
Mia is a photographer, videographer and broadcaster at Carlsbad High School Television, CHSTV.
Tess Baker- Public Health Intern
University of British Columbia
Tess Baker is a third year at the University of British Columbia studying applied biology and statistics. She is a Golden Key International Scholar and sits in the top 15% of her class at UBC. Tess is interested in environmental and conservation related issues and recently returned from India doing research in both of these areas. Tess is interested in potentially pursuing a career in medicine and is interested in how environmental issues impact human health.