How Our Program Works
- An organization contacts us with a minimum of 10 servings of excess food to donate in food-safe, disposable containers. They specify a day and timerange for pickup in Marin. We take any type of food: Prepared food, fresh produce, dairy, eggs, meat, packaged goods, baked goods -- it's all good.
- Considering the type of food, quantity of food, and day/time of pickup, we find the best match for the donation among our many recipients. We always know who needs what and when! We confirm pickup with the donor, and an ExtraFood volunteer signs up online to pick up and deliver the food.
- The volunteer picks up the donation, if necessary loading it into a sealed industrial-grade food delivery bag with ice packs -- the same tools used by Whistlestop's Meals on Wheels program. The volunteer then drives directly to the recipient, always in under 30 minutes. That's it!