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, wasted food, and global warming.

We've delivered more than 2,161,997 pounds of food to 113 sites serving thousands and we've kept 177,682 pounds of methane from warming our planet.

updated August 17, 2018

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Donut Alley

Located in the heart of downtown Larkspur, Donut Alley serves handcrafted artisan donuts and fresh roasted, organic coffee. Under the leadership of Steve and Ann Pring, Donut Alley made their first bakery donation two years ago, and since then has contributed over 6,500 lbs of food. Our friends at Marin Services for Men, People’s Inter-Cities Fellowship, and St. Vincent de Paul always look forward to their deliveries of high quality treats from Donut Alley.

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Eva S.

Energetic, cheerful, and a wonderful advocate for ExtraFood, Eva has delivered nearly 6,500 lbs of food since joining the ExtraFood volunteer team last fall. She recently helped us add her hometown grocer, the Novato Safeway on Diablo Dr., to our list of generous food donors. She even ran the first two food trips from Safeway to ensure everything went smoothly. We are so grateful to Eva for her dedication to helping us end food waste in Marin!

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Lifehouse

Since 1954, Lifehouse has opened the doors of opportunity and independence to individuals with developmental disabilities through life-skills training, community integration, advocacy, referrals and community information. With the help of their staff, donors, volunteers and local community, they strive to improve the quality of life for the people they serve and their families. Since we began working with Lifehouse, they’ve made sure over 10,000 lbs pounds of rescued food has made its way into the homes of some of Marin’s most vulnerable people

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Marin Community Foundation County of Marin The San Francisco Foundation