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 750,842 pounds of food to 81 sites serving thousands and prevented over 61,365 pounds of methane from entering the atmosphere.

updated October 17, 2016

You can help. We make it easy!

In a Marin organization 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. A simple way to make a big difference!


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

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Community Spotlight

Zero Breast Cancer

Zero Breast Cancer helps individuals and communities understand scientific research on environmental risk factors and lifestyle variables that influence breast cancers. They focus on factors that an individual can change to prevent breast cancer initially, as well as recurrences: stress management, physical activity, nutrition and health, and breast feeding to mention a few. Last week our volunteer Mary W picked up almost 400 lbs of excess healthy food from their Annual Dipsea Hike!

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Sarah K.

Sarah joined ExtraFood just after we started our county-wide food recovery program—one of our original volunteers! So far, she’s completed over 200 food trips and delivered nearly 12 tons of food for those in need! This week she also did some last-minute fancy stepping for us, figuring out a way to switch food trips with another volunteer and helping us avoid a problem. Sarah is one of a number of parents who often bring their kids with them—showing them the truth about the need in Marin and helping them be part of the solution.

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Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity

AHO serves Marin’s homeless young adults ages 18-25 and engages youth who have been previously homeless as youth outreach advisors, peer mentors, program advisors, board members and spokespersons of their experience. They help young people connect to AHO’s 25 Alliance for Youth community partners who provide essential services including all aspects of job support, housing, scholarships for education, financial literacy, health care, legal aid, wardrobe and counseling. This week we will be redirecting lots of great food to them for their annual event.

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Supported in part by:

Marin Community Foundation County of Marin The San Francisco Foundation