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

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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 4,905,063 pounds of food to 141 sites in Marin, keeping 396,356 pounds of methane from warming our planet & reaching 8,000 people every month.

updated July 09, 2021

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Community Spotlight

Woodlands Market

In the mid-1980s, Marin native Don Santa, his parents, and three sisters opened their beloved, family-run market in Ross Valley, close to College of Marin’s Kentfield campus. Holding true to their mission, they provide customers with high-quality products and top-notch service. Woodlands has grown and now includes an additional full-service market in Tiburon on the Boardwalk as well as a San Francisco location in the East Cut / SOMA neighborhood.

Woodlands Market has been recognized locally and nationally as an industry innovator by focusing on natural and sustainable products, supporting local suppliers, and by keeping its steadfast commitment to and involvement in surrounding communities alive.

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Wendi S.

Wendi has been an ExtraFood volunteer since August 2017 and has recently reached a milestone of completing 400 food trips, and recovering over 43,000 pounds of food! When Wendi first started she jumped in quickly doing many different types of food trips - Arizmendi, Safeway Stores, Woodlands Market and Byte Foods to name a few. Within the first year she also found a trip that she really loved and has been dedicated to doing that food trip as a regular volunteer for over three years.

Her weekly regular trip is helping at the St. Andrew Presbyterian Church on Mondays recovering and sorting food that she then brings to two different recipients on Monday mornings. Wendi takes care in sorting and knows exactly what each of her recipients needs for their community, and they appreciate all that she does to ensure that they are thought of in such a personalized manner. She has made many friends at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, People’s Inter-Cities Fellowship and Shelter Hill. Thank you Wendi for being such an incredible ambassador for ExtraFood and for creating such meaningful partnerships - they all look forward to seeing your big smile and friendly attitude each Monday morning. What a great way to start your week! We are so grateful to have you as a part of our volunteer team and truly appreciate your dedication and commitment to our ExtraFood mission!

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Multicultural Center of Marin

Formerly known as the Canal Welcome Center, Multicultural Center of Marin (MCM) works with immigrant and underserved communities to provide pathways and opportunities for people of diverse communities to come together in strength. By doing so, they become a wellspring for creating positive, community-rooted solutions throughout Marin County. ExtraFood delivers rescued fresh food to MCM every Saturday morning as they begin their food distribution program serving 300-400 families in San Rafael’s Canal neighborhood. “ExtraFood has been a tremendous support – even before the pandemic,” says MCM’s food pantry coordinator Adrian Aragon. Adrain tells us that everyone at the Center is grateful for ExtraFood’s volunteer team that arrives early on Saturday mornings to help distribute the food before the pantry opens, that the quality of the healthy food ExtraFood brings is “superior,” and that recipients are particularly appreciative of locally-sourced, organic food.

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