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

We've delivered more than 1,250,665 pounds of food to 92 sites serving thousands and we've started 21 new food programs with our partners across Marin County.

updated August 01, 2017

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

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Choose food trips that are convenient for you. A simple way to make a big difference!

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

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Community Spotlight

Safeway Community Markets

In addition to their regular, thrice-weekly grocery donations of fresh and packaged food, this week we benefitted from an incredible donation of over 6,000 lbs (that’s 3 tons!) of shelf-stable food collected through Safeway Community Markets’ “Bag Summer Hunger” program. Through the month of June, their customers purchased pre-loaded bags of non-perishable foods for $10 each that resulted in the 6,000+ lb donation. Our recipient partners were thrilled to receive this food, which was distributed among many vulnerable children, families, and individuals throughout Marin.

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Maija S.

What a week it was for Maija! In addition to her regular, weekly food trip, she was one of several amazing volunteers that helped unload, sort, and deliver over 3 TONS of donated food from Safeway Community Markets. Maija brought 1,000+ lbs of that food to our friends at the North Bay Children’s Center. In addition, she saved us on several occasions this week, jumping in to take a number of hard-to-fill spontaneous food trips. We are so grateful to Maija for her generous spirit, energy, and positive attitude!

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Helen Vine Recovery Center

A Buckelew Program, Helen Vine Recovery Center is a licensed 26-bed co-ed residential detoxification program that provides welcoming, recovery-oriented services to individuals with alcohol and drug addiction issues, as well as co-occurring psychiatric problems. It’s our great pleasure to support this wonderful program with weekly food donations from Byte Foods, Marinwood Market, Starbucks in downtown San Rafael, Terra Linda Safeway, and Arizmendi Bakery.

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Marin Community Foundation County of Marin The San Francisco Foundation