About Us



 

Founder Gabrielle Posard






Junior, San Dieguito High School

Inspired by her sister making a documentary about hunger, Gabrielle 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.  B
y 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 800,000 pounds. 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 by California State Senators, US Representative Darrell Issa, and other elected officials.
Gabrielle is a member of the Hunger Advocacy Network and The North County Food Policy Council. 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.


DDD Final Team 1 from CHSTV EXCERPT on Vimeo.
    


Co-Founder Camille Posard



Sophomore, UCLA 

While producing a story for her broadcast journalism class, Camille 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".  The film premiered at the Global Peace Film Festival (Orlando, FL), The San Diego Film Festival, and won the California Competition at the Yosemite Film Festival.  Camille is the writer of this film and a new documentary, "Invisible Threat", premiering this fall. Her achievements include CHSTV Student Emmy Award, producer, and Honor Society member at UCLA.  She has volunteered with several non-profits to help others in need, including Feeding America, "Stand Up For Kids", and "Everybody Dance Now (EDN)".  A national caliber competitive elite dancer, Camille was Captain of the 2012 National Championship Varsity Dance Team, Co-Captain of the 2011 National Championship Varsity Dance Team, The Carlsbad Lancer Dancers.  Camille was awarded  "All American" by the Universal Dance Association (UDA) two two consecutive years while maintaining her scholar athlete status.


Trent Ryan IT Director


Freshman- San Francisco State University

Trent is a film student at San Francisco State University and 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 Directorfor Donate Don't Dump he is also the Owner and Operator of IceHostingSolutions.com .  Trent is very excited to use the internet and social media to reach other teens to make a difference in the world we live in.  

Other Volunteers

Krysta Mortland, Chapman University- Social Network Director  

Rory Gallagher, Cal State University Fullerton - Viral Marketing

California State University San Marcos Interns- Curtis Bovee, Christina Rodriguez & Katie Troll

PSA- Brad Streicher, Madison Dearie, Seannie Bryan

There are over 20 Donate Don't Dump Chapters in 4 US States, at high, middle & elementary schools, universities, churches, youth groups, sports teams and other youth organizations.

Contact us to join or start a Donate Don't Dump Chapter near you.