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.

SUPPORT EXTRAFOOD’S EFFORTS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

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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 4,621,060 pounds of food to 140 sites in Marin, keeping 373,352 pounds of methane from warming our planet & reaching 8,000 people every month.

updated March 26, 2021

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Community Spotlight

Grocery Outlet, San Rafael

We are delighted to welcome Grocery Outlet in San Rafael to ExtraFood’s coalition of 275+ food donors. A family-run business owned by brothers Edwin and Jonathan, who care deeply about making healthy, fresh food affordable, Grocery Outlet stocks items from manufacturers that would otherwise be thrown away, increasing access to healthy food for the residents in nearby communities, including the Canal. Located in the Marin Square shopping center, Grocery Outlet donates packaged goods, baked goods, salads, prepared food, and produce, and has also donated hundreds of pounds of meat since joining ExtraFood’s food recovery program in December 2020.

https://groceryoutlet.com/grand-opening/san-rafael-ca

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Peter H.

Peter has been an ExtraFood volunteer since January 2015 and recently hit a major milestone of 600 food trips, rescuing just shy of 100,000 pounds of food!!! Peter owns two different food trips - Nugget CM on Thursdays and Trader Joe’s on Sundays, so he definitely has rescued some “large” donations over the years! Our food donors look to Peter for his expertise and experience every week in helping with their donations. Peter is shown in the photo above (Pre COVID - no mask) on one of his many trips.

Peter has been a very dedicated volunteer and he is always such a welcome sight at his recipients - from San Rafael Rotary Manor to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. Each of the recipients have expressed how thoughtful and kind Peter is to them and how grateful they are for the food he delivers each week. Thank you Peter for your continued support - you are truly making a difference in the community!

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Enriching Lives Through Music

Enriching Lives Through Music (ELM) has been an ExtraFood partner for many years. Founder Jane Kramer and her team have a full scholarship, multi-year, intensive program that provides music education, ensemble, and performance opportunities to youth to develop the social, emotional, and academic skills they need to succeed in life. ELM serves primarily Latinx children and families who live in and attend school in the Canal neighborhood of San Rafael. We fondly remember ELM’s students giving a wonderful performance at ExtraFood’s very first Volunteer Appreciation Event in 2014, held at Homeward Bound’s Next Key Center. ELM is one of our recipient partners in our Growing the Table project, and has received more than 2,500 pounds of food from ExtraFood since the beginning of 2021.

https://www.elmprogram.org/

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Marin Community Foundation County of Marin The San Francisco Foundation