By rescuing excess fresh food from businesses, securing freshly-made meals, and immediately delivering the food to nonprofits serving Marin’s most vulnerable children, seniors, and families, we address the critical issues of hunger, wasted food & climate change.


A mother and daughter smiling over healthy food

ExtraFood continues to rescue excess fresh food and deliver freshly-prepared meals for the people most in need in Marin County during this crisis.

Thank you for supporting our work to bring food to our community's most vulnerable people 365 days a year.

We've delivered 4,691,348 pounds of food to 140 sites in Marin, keeping 378,950 pounds of methane from warming our planet & reaching 8,000 people every month.

updated April 20, 2021

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Community Spotlight

Woodlands Market

In the mid-1980s, Marin native Don Santa, his parents, and three sisters opened their beloved, family-run market in Ross Valley, close to College of Marin’s Kentfield campus. Holding true to their mission, they provide customers with high-quality products and top-notch service. Woodlands has grown and now includes an additional full-service market in Tiburon on the Boardwalk as well as a San Francisco location in the East Cut / SOMA neighborhood.

Woodlands Market has been recognized locally and nationally as an industry innovator by focusing on natural and sustainable products, supporting local suppliers, and by keeping its steadfast commitment to and involvement in surrounding communities alive.

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Gary G.

Gary has been an ExtraFood volunteer since January 2017 and recently hit a major milestone of completing 750 food trips. In just four years Gary has rescued 59,000 pounds of food! Gary jumps in when it is most needed during the week. Gary doesn’t own a specific trip each week, but he swoops in to fill open trips for a day - sometimes doing 2-3 trips in one day. He often comes to our rescue last minute and we really appreciate it.

Gary does whatever trip is needed - grocery stores, restaurants, hospitals and even this summer he helped at the Farmers’ Market on a very smoky day! His friendliness and organization are a welcome sight to our recipient partners - as shown in the photo above with the amazing volunteer team at People’s Inter-Cities Fellowship, (pre pandemic with no masks!). Thank you Gary for your continued dedication and amazing support to ExtraFood and our partners - your many contributions have made a significant impact in the community!

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Multicultural Center of Marin

Formerly known as the Canal Welcome Center, Multicultural Center of Marin (MCM) works with immigrant and underserved communities to provide pathways and opportunities for people of diverse communities to come together in strength. By doing so, they become a wellspring for creating positive, community-rooted solutions throughout Marin County. ExtraFood delivers rescued fresh food to MCM every Saturday morning as they begin their food distribution program serving 300-400 families in San Rafael’s Canal neighborhood. “ExtraFood has been a tremendous support – even before the pandemic,” says MCM’s food pantry coordinator Adrian Aragon. Adrain tells us that everyone at the Center is grateful for ExtraFood’s volunteer team that arrives early on Saturday mornings to help distribute the food before the pantry opens, that the quality of the healthy food ExtraFood brings is “superior,” and that recipients are particularly appreciative of locally-sourced, organic food.

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Marin Community Foundation County of Marin The San Francisco Foundation