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

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 4,283,681 pounds of food to 130 sites in Marin, keeping 346,381 pounds of methane from warming our planet & reaching 8,000 people every month.

updated September 18, 2020

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Community Spotlight

Insalata’s

From its inception, ExtraFood has lived by the words of restaurateur and Founding Board Member Heidi Krahling: “Food is only food until it’s shared.” Heidi, her husband Mark, and the entire team at Insalata’s in San Anselmo have made an enormous difference through ExtraFood’s Community Meals program during the pandemic, making more than 10,000 meals for ExtraFood to give to the most vulnerable people in our community.

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Karen G.

Karen has been a loyal volunteer with ExtraFood since March 2019, and has completed 55 food trips recovering over 5500 pounds of food! Karen is a regular volunteer that owns a trip from Safeway Terra Linda every Friday. She is an amazing ambassador for ExtraFood as she has created a very strong relationship with the Safeway Terra Linda team. The receiving team all know Karen and look forward to her visits because she knows exactly what to do at their store. She even gave the team her cell phone number in case a large donation pops up that she can assist with!

Karen is always willing to help and gets involved in other areas with ExtraFood in addition to her regular trip. She was one of our “models” from our Extra Food photo shoot this summer and she joined us on our first “volunteer field trip” to New Beginnings last March. Karen delivers food to St. Vincents and Martinelli House and they are most grateful for her kindness and positive attitude. She has made a significant impact on these communities with her commitment to ensuring their needs are met. Thank you Karen, for your loyalty and dedication to ExtraFood and to those you have served in your community!

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Community Action Marin

ExtraFood launched its partnership with this experienced and influential organization three years ago. Working with Chef José, who oversees the kitchen where meals for CAM’s child development programs, including Head Start, are prepared each day, we supply CAM with meal ingredients (fresh produce, eggs, healthy baked goods, and proteins including dairy products) appropriate for young children each week.

Before the pandemic, the kitchen prepared breakfast, lunch, and snacks for over 950 children in more than thirty classrooms who participated in CAM’s free and affordable child development programs. In response to COVID-19, the Central Kitchen closed down operations in March, but quickly reopened three days later to provide food to essential medical personnel. They did this by creating a drive-through, grab-and-go food pantry at Old Gallinas School in San Rafael. Shortly thereafter, the kitchen began to ramp up their cooking to prepare breakfast, lunch and snacks for many of their families who were no longer able to access food through the daily CAM programs—- as many as 150 families per day. ExtraFood provided some highly coveted food during this time: One day we delivered roast beef, which Chef José cut into portions to be distributed to the families. It was a huge hit! CAM would text their families photos of the food that ExtraFood provided, and those who wanted the food could immediately come and receive it. Such efficiency!

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