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 the climate crisis.

We've delivered 3,353,643 pounds of food to 122 sites in Marin, keeping 275,561 pounds of methane from warming our planet & reaching 8,000 people every month.

updated November 12, 2019

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Community Spotlight

Piatti Restaurant

Situated in a gorgeous location just off the freeway in Mill Valley, Piatti looks out over Richardson Bay with Mt Tam in the backdrop. Picturesque views and delicious Italian-inspired food, with an emphasis on local and seasonal, makes this a very popular destination. Piatti joined our Community Meals program in June of this year and has been donating prepared food every other week. Bradley House seniors are the lucky recipients and we are so fortunate to have a regular volunteer, Laurie, who has committed to picking up Piatti’s donations.

Christina, the resource coordinator for Bradley House had this comment to add, “As an added bonus, the arrival of the Piatti’s donation has become a community event! Residents look forward to picking up a nutritious meal, seeing each other, sharing a kind word, and catching up on the day. The residents leave the community room with a smile on their face. This donation has helped us increase food access and decrease isolation with our Bradley House seniors.”

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Tom C.

Tom joined the ExtraFood volunteer team almost 3 years ago, in December 2016. He was inspired to help ExtraFood from an article that he saw in the local newspaper, and ever since has been committed to giving back and helping “locally” in his own community. Tom recently hit the 100 trip milestone, now having taken 110 trips and recovering over 7300 pounds of food! Tom has several trips that he likes to do regularly, but also jumps in when he sees a need - doing several trips per week!

He most often goes to Arizmendi, Woodlands Markets and helps at our Byte food distribution and recovers food for St. Stephens Church, People’s Inter-Cities and the Redwoods. He recently volunteered in the ExtraFood booth at Whole Foods Mill Valley to help increase awareness of ExtraFood’s mission to end hunger and food waste in Marin.

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Buckalew Programs-Marin Assisted Independent Living (MAIL)

Marin Assisted Independent Living (MAIL): A Buckelew Program

Buckelew Programs’ mission is to promote recovery, resilience and hope by providing behavioral health and support services to people with mental health, addiction and related behavioral health challenges. Buckelew’s MAIL program helps clients with behavioral health challenges live independently in the community, either individually or in collective households.

Last week we delivered a spontaneous catered food donation to a group household in the MAIL program. They were delighted to receive their first donation- a bounty of small spinach and meat pies. A perfect match for their residents who don’t cook much and prefer to just heat up their food!

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