About MTA

“ Welcome to MTA – a community-driven initiative dedicated to reducing food waste and promoting food security in our community.

We understand that food waste is a growing problem that affects both our environment and society. That’s why we have made it our mission to rescue perfectly good food from going to waste and redirect it to those who need it the most.

Our team of passionate volunteers works tirelessly each week to sort and distribute large quantities of food to families in our community. By doing so, we are not only preventing perfectly edible food from going to waste but also making it accessible to families in need, for a small donation.

We are also committed to giving back to our community through our Project Rainbow initiative. This program is dedicated to providing free food boxes to families in need of extra help, funded by generous donations from our supporters.

Join us in our mission to make a positive impact on our environment and community by supporting our cause. Together, we can make a difference and create a more sustainable future for all. “

Our Mission

More Than Apples strives to reduce hunger, food insecurity and edible waste, by redistributing consumable goods and providing education aimed at reduction of waste and long term preservation of perishables. We seek to create a community in which consciousness, courtesy, and communal good are the core tenets.

Our Community

Our organization was founded, funded, and staffed by members of our community. We strongly believe in building an inclusive, generous, and friendly community where neighbors help neighbors. We strive to create a supportive and welcoming environment where individuals can come together to address the pressing issues of food waste and food insecurity. Our volunteers, donors, and partners are the backbone of our organization, and we are grateful for their continued support and dedication to our mission.

Our Values


Our Vision

More Than apples envisions a world where edible waste is nonexistent and food security is obtained by all.

Our Community


Kendra Montijo

Kendra Montijo


I founded More Than Apples back in 2018, during a medically challenging pregnancy. I was suffering from a debilitating vomiting condition, hyperemesis gravidarum, and was stuck on bed rest. Prior to becoming sick, I frequented a food pantry about an hour from my home, because they offered the quality and nutritious food I felt good about feeding to my family. Being so sick made me realize I needed to have something positive to look forward to when my health regained.

How were there no closer organizations that worked with food redistribution? I could change that. We began servicing around 30 families weekly, from my home in my garage. Quite quickly we outgrew that space, serving over 70 families a week. With a new location, the inclusion of remote ambassador drivers, and our many NPO community partnerships, we now serve and feed over 200 families a week.

Because of More Than Apples, I have been able to organically heal from a scarce and food insecure mindset to one of abundance and sharing. It is my goal to help families meet this need, just as I have.

Board Of Directors

Ashley Hernandez

Ashley Hernandez


Colina Carothers

Colina Carothers