Food Recovery in Marin County: By rescuing 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 climate change.

We've delivered 2,884,738 pounds of food to 121 sites in Marin, keeping 237,105 pounds of methane from warming our planet & reaching 8,000 people every month.

updated May 10, 2019

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Community Spotlight

Agricultural Institute of Marin (AIM)

This week marks ExtraFood’s 5thanniversary working in partnership with the AIM Thursday and Sunday Farmers Markets to deliver arguably the nation’s best produce and freshly baked bread from local farmers to community members in need across Marin. For 35 years, AIM has been passionately educating the public about the health, environmental, and economic benefits of buying locally grown food directly from farmers, while connecting and supporting communities and local and regional food systems so the public can access healthy and sustainably-grown food. We are so grateful to AIM and the dozens of farmers and market vendors who generously donate food every week to support vulnerable children, seniors, families, and individuals who would otherwise go hungry.

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Janet G.-R.

A volunteer food runner with ExtraFood since 2017, Janet’s found her groove in helping to distribute our big – and very highly-coveted – prepared food donations from Byte Foods. Whenever time allows, Janet swoops in and nabs a Byte delivery (or two or three!) for us. She joined ExtraFood as a way to give people in need access to good food while helping to reduce food waste and the environment at the same time. Since then, she has completed nearly 50 food trips, making a significant impact on hundreds of people’s lives. We are so happy to have Janet on our team!

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Maria B. Freitas Senior Community

With 62 affordable low-income housing apartments, Mercy Housing’s Maria B. Freitas Senior Community supports their senior residents with the resources they need to be good neighbors and members of a greater community. Resident Services Manager, Alejandra, takes pride in looking out for the needs of the senior residents at Maria B. Freitas and is a delight to work with. We are honored to have been supporting the seniors of Maria B. Freitas with fresh, healthy food from food donors such as Whole Foods in San Rafael and Byte Foods for nearly 3 years.

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