Food Recovery in Marin County: By picking up excess fresh food from businesses and immediately delivering it to nonprofits serving Marin’s most vulnerable children, adults, and families, we address the critical issues of hunger, food waste, and global warming.

What We Do

Tons upon tons of healthy, fresh food are thrown into landfills in Marin, creating an enormous environmental problem. Yet one in five Marin County residents worry about where their next meal is coming from. There is enough healthy food for all in Marin, but there has been a critical, missing link between those who have it and those who need it. ExtraFood fills that gap. 

ExtraFood is the only company that picks up excess food from any Marin organization – such as grocery stores, schools, and farmers’ markets – and immediately delivers it to nonprofit partners serving our community’s most vulnerable children, adults and families.

Our staff locates food donations that match our safety net partners’ needs – fresh produce, prepared food, dairy, eggs, meat, packaged goods, and baked goods – and our volunteers, dispatched online and by text message, pick up and deliver the food 365 days a year. We focus our deliveries in the areas of greatest need, especially the “food deserts” of the Canal, Marin City, and West Marin, where residents lack sufficient access to healthy, fresh, affordable food.

We're reaching more than 6,000 vulnerable people every month with deliveries of nutritious, fresh food, with priority given to healthy proteins and prepared foods, dairy products, fresh fruits and vegetables, and whole grains. See us in action here and here.

 

Supported in part by:

Marin Community Foundation County of Marin The San Francisco Foundation