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.

Food Waste

Here are some facts about food waste:













It is heartbreaking to see men, women, and children go hungry in our community. And it is heartbreaking to see so much fresh, nutritious food go to waste.

Please join us in helping to end hunger and food waste in Marin County:

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1 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

2 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, “Food wastage footprint: Impacts on natural resources,” 2013.

3 Natural Resources Defense Council, “Wasted: How America is losing up to 40% of its food from farm to fork to landfill,” 2012.

4 Hall KD, Guo J, Dore M, Chow CC (2009) The Progressive Increase of Food Waste in America and Its Environmental Impact. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. PLoS ONE 4(11):e7940

5 USDA Economic Information Bulletin EIB-121, February 2014.

6 Marin Sanitary Service, personal communication, January 2014.

7 Marin Independent Journal, March 19, 2014.


Supported in part by:

Marin Community Foundation County of Marin The San Francisco Foundation