Food Recovery in Marin County:
We pick up excess fresh food from businesses and deliver it immediately to nonprofits serving Marin’s most vulnerable people.

We've delivered over 270,724 pounds of food to 57 nonprofits serving thousands and prevented over 22,009 pounds of methane from entering the atmosphere.

updated June 29, 2015

You can help. We make it easy!

In a Marin business with fresh food to donate? We’ll pick it up! Just click, email, or call.

Donate Food

Choose food trips that are convenient for you. There’s no minimum commitment.


In a Marin nonprofit? You can get the food you need, when you need it. Free of charge.

Receive Food

Community Spotlight

Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center

Kaiser donates their extra food to us 7 days a week, and the bulk of their donations are complete, microwaveable meals—like gold for some of our recipients whose primary need is for proteins or complete meals. Kaiser contributes to the health and wellness of our community in so many ways, and we’re grateful that they’re a longtime member of the ExtraFood community.

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Ellen M

Recognized this week in the Marin IJ for her immense and longtime service to ExtraFood, Ellen has completed more than 175 food trips, was a founding member of our teams at the Civic Center Farmers’ Markets, and helped plan our recent Volunteer Appreciation event. She’s always enthusiastic, funny, and dedicated—an amazing volunteer.

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Community Action Marin’s Old Gallinas Children’s Center

CAM is an important partner for ExtraFood, reaching thousands of people throughout Marin with their services and serving meals to over 1500 children per day. The Old Gallinas Children’s Center supports 300 low-income families and over 600 children from 3 months to 13 years old, providing academic, arts, and physical education activities. And they provide breakfast, snacks, and lunch to the kids and support their families with food as well.

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Marin Community Foundation County of Marin The San Francisco Foundation