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 2,938,467 pounds of food to 121 sites in Marin, keeping 241,525 pounds of methane from warming our planet & reaching 8,000 people every month.

updated June 03, 2019

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Community Spotlight

Gott’s Roadside

A different kind of burger joint, Gott’s often sports a line of loyal customers snaking out their door. For anyone who craves delicious, high-quality fare in a welcoming, down-to-earth spot, Gott’s is a tried-and-true local favorite. Their versions of American roadside fare and California classics are made-to-order using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Part of our Community Giving Program, Gott’s prepares meals especially for ExtraFood to deliver to the Marin City Senior Center every month for their senior luncheons. We’re honored to be one of the bridges that connects community-minded local businesses like Gott’s with local nonprofits that serve the needy in our county.

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Rena K.

A volunteer food runner with ExtraFood since November 2017, Rena is a volunteer that often does trips from Kaiser Permanente to Whistlestop, and several other trips throughout the week. She was instrumental in helping to distribute our prepared food donations from Byte Foods. One day we had a particularly large donation to sort, and Rena was very flexible and helpful in sorting and delivering 12 bins of food to Parnow Friendship House and the Maria Freitas Senior Community. Rena joined ExtraFood because she saw that it was “such a simple way to eliminate waste and feed people”. Rena has had over 50 trips and certainly has made a significant impact on hundreds of people’s lives.Thank you Rena – we are fortunate to have you on our team!

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Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity

A true “calling of the heart,” Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity was founded to prevent homelessness in young adults by providing a safety net of stable housing, guidance and community connections. Program participants learn to be youth outreach advisors, peer mentors, program advisors, board members and spokespersons of their experience. It’s our great pleasure to support AHO’s young adults with donated treats from Teeny Cake for their monthly meetings.

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Marin Community Foundation County of Marin The San Francisco Foundation