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

We've delivered over 400,809 pounds of food to 64 sites serving thousands and prevented over 32,693 pounds of methane from entering the atmosphere.

updated November 09, 2015

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Community Spotlight

Mini of Marin

Our Food Donor of the Week is Mini of Marin. Every year, their general manager, Joe Thomer, gifts his employees with a turkey for their Thanksgiving feasts. This week we were delighted to pick up 12 extra turkeys after they had been distributed to the employees. Our volunteer, Mary, picked up the turkeys and delivered 6 to Center Point and 6 to SparkPoint, in plenty of time for Thanksgiving. These two organizations were thrilled, to say the least! Check out Mini of Marin here:

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Craig has been volunteering for ExtraFood for only 2 months but has already made quite an impact, completing 23 food trips so far! He initially joined us as a Sunday Farmers’ Market volunteer but quickly branched out from there. He has helped out in a pinch many times, jumping in on a number of spontaneous food trips. He still loves his work at the Farmers’ Market, however, helping out at at the Thursday, Friday and Sunday markets. Craig brings a calm and generous spirit and we’re delighted to have him on our team.

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Maria B. Freitas Senior Community

Maria B. Freitas offers Assisted Living to 65 seniors in San Rafael. They support the seniors to live as independently as possible while making personal care available as their care needs increase. Freitas is part of Mercy Housing, one of the nation’s largest non-profit affordable housing organizations serving low-income families, seniors, individuals and people with special needs. We’re delighted to be partnering with Freitas to alleviate senior hunger, one of ExtraFood’s top priorities.

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Marin Community Foundation County of Marin The San Francisco Foundation