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 881,590 pounds of food to 83 sites serving thousands and we've started 13 new food programs with our partners across Marin County.

updated January 13, 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!


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

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Community Spotlight

The Cheesecake Factory

Two years ago this month, The Cheesecake Factory in The Village at Corte Madera began donating their excess food to Their wonderful variety of soups are much sought-after by our recipients, especially the REST Program at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Belvedere and the seniors at San Geronimo Valley Community Center. TCF started out as a mom-and-pop business in Detroit back in in the 1940’s and now operates 175 restaurants around the country.

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Alison S.

Alison joined ten months ago after riding along with a friend on one of our food trips. She quickly signed up to “own” a regular trip once every week—from Nugget Markets Corte Madera to the Enriching Lives through Music program—and after many months of doing that trip, she has recently switched to another regular trip. We’re grateful to be able to rely week-in and week-out on Alison’s service for those in need!

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San Geronimo Valley Community Center

SGVCC provides a dynamic center for human services, arts & culture, education, health & wellness and community building, including a variety of food programs. West Marin is a “food desert”— its residents lack sufficient access to fresh, healthy, affordable food — and so is a priority for ExtraFood’s work. We’re delighted to support SGVCC’s food pantry and senior meal program serving those in need in West Marin.

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Supported in part by:

Marin Community Foundation County of Marin The San Francisco Foundation