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.

Hunger in Marin

Marin County is home to more than 49,000 people who worry about where their next meal will come from. Some we see, such as children who come to school without breakfast and lunch. Most are hidden among us, such as seniors and working families whose income doesn’t last the month, or the week. Hunger in Marin is a community health crisis as three troubling trends collide:

Our community of low-income residents is large and profoundly challenged by the cost of living in Marin.

Hunger creates a "vicious cycle".9

 

 

 

 

 

 


Government support for the less fortunate continues to shrink.

On November 1, 2013, the U.S. Congress cut $4 Billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as “food stamps” and known as CalFresh in California. According to Feeding America:

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 "Coping with Accelerating Food Needs in San Francisco and Marin," Stanford Center for Poverty and Inequality, July 2012.

2 "Poverty in the San Francisco Bay Area," Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies, March 2015

3 2015 U.S. American Community Survey Census Data

4 "Missing Meals" in San Francisco and Marin," Christopher Wimer and Lucas Mansfield, SF-Marin Food Bank, February 2017.

5 kidsdata.org

6 2013/2014 Marin County Civil Grand Jury, "Aging in Marin: What's the Plan?"

7 Marin County Aging and Adult Services Needs Assessment, 2015.

8 "Income Inequality in the San Francisco Bay Area," Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies, June 2015

9 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Dr. Sheri Weiser et al., 2011.

Supported in part by:

Marin Community Foundation County of Marin The San Francisco Foundation