Marin organizations partner to distribute leftover food to hungry locals (Marin Independent-Journal)
July 03, 2014
Marin County grocery stores, restaurants and farmers have an opportunity to reduce food waste by donating leftovers to two organizations willing to distribute edibles to hungry locals.
ExtraFood.org and Marin Organic have joined forces to make sure no good food goes uneaten. Marin Organic has been collecting crops that are edible but not fit for grocery stores since 2005, donating organic fruits and vegetables to the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks. The newly launched ExtraFood.org nonprofit focuses on gathering prepared foods such as bread and meat from corporate cafeterias, grocery stores and other such businesses. The foodstuffs are then delivered to dozens of nonprofits that serve Marin's most vulnerable residents — West Marin Senior Services, Homeward Bound in Novato and Ritter Center in San Rafael.