By rescuing excess fresh food from businesses, securing freshly-made meals, and immediately delivering the food to nonprofits serving Marin’s most vulnerable children, adults, 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 4,127,154 pounds of food to 129 sites in Marin, keeping 333,951 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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Lucy H.

Lucy has been a dedicated volunteer with ExtraFood since August of 2017 and recently passed the 100 food trip milestone. She is a regular volunteer on the weekends, currently owning three trips! She has volunteered on the Nugget Novato and Woodlands Kentfield trips for years, and the recipients at San Rafael Rotary Manor and New Beginnings look forward to her big smile and cheerful demeanor when she arrives!

In recent months, the need at the MultiCultural Center has increased dramatically at their Saturday pantry, and they needed their food donation very early on Saturday morning from Costco. Lucy graciously agreed to do this trip weekly at 7:30am - so grateful that she is a “morning person”!

Thank you Lucy for your dedication to ExtraFood’s mission to end hunger and reduce food waste in Marin. We are truly grateful to Lucy for her commitment to being an amazing ambassador for ExtraFood in the 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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Marin Community Foundation County of Marin The San Francisco Foundation