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.


May 27, 2020
ExtraFood Responds to the Crisis: Giving 30,000+ Meals to People in Need

​ExtraFood is giving more than 30,000 meals to people in need during the COVID-19 crisis.

April 29, 2020
ExtraFood Responds to the Crisis: Giving 20,000+ Meals to People in Need

​ExtraFood is partnering with 12 restaurants and caterers to give more than 20,000 freshly-made meals to people in need.

April 17, 2020
ExtraFood Responds to the Crisis: Partnering With 11 Restaurants & Caterers to Give 6,000+ Meals to People in Need

​11 restaurants and caterers are making meals for ExtraFood to deliver for people hit hardest by the crisis in Marin.

April 06, 2020
ExtraFood Responds to the Crisis: Giving 6,000 Meals to Marin’s Food-Insecure with Insalata’s

​ExtraFood is responding 7 days a week to the COVID-19 crisis, delivering fresh food for people in need.

March 22, 2020
ExtraFood Responds to the Crisis: Rescuing Excess Fresh Food for People in Need

​ExtraFood is responding to business closures in Marin by rescuing their excess fresh food for people in need.

November 07, 2019
ExtraFood Founder Marv Zauderer Named 1 of 14 Bay Area Food Business Entrepreneurs Creating Social Impact

​ExtraFood Founder Marv Zauderer has been named, by Marin Magazine and its parent Better Media, as 1 of 14 Bay Area food business entrepreneurs creating social impact here.

November 03, 2019
Marin IJ Spotlights ExtraFood’s Work During Power Outage

The Marin Independent-Journal spotlights ExtraFood’s work during this week’s power outages here.

October 31, 2019
ExtraFood Responds to Outages and Sonoma Fire

ExtraFood is responding to the power outages and the Sonoma fire. See how you can help.

October 21, 2019
Whole Foods Market Gives $17,000 to ExtraFood

​The 4 Marin County Whole Foods Market stores have given 5% of a day’s sales—a total gift of more than $17,000—to ExtraFood to expand our work in Marin.

October 16, 2019
ExtraFood Honored as One of Four 2019 Heroes of Marin by the Pacific Sun

​ExtraFood was honored today as one of four 2019 Heroes of Marin by the Pacific Sun. You can see the details here.

October 14, 2019
ExtraFood Founder Marv Zauderer’s Op-Ed in the Marin Independent-Journal

​ExtraFood Founder Marv Zauderer published an Op-Ed in the Marin Independent-Journal today here.

October 10, 2019
ExtraFood Responds During The Power Outage

​ExtraFood has activated its disaster plan and is reponding to the power outage affecting thousands of Marin residents and businesses.

September 24, 2019
Marin County Board of Supervisors Honors ExtraFood

​Today the Marin County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution recognizing crucial work on hunger in Marin, including ExtraFood’s county-wide food recovery program.

June 25, 2019
ExtraFood Delivers 3 Millionth Pound of Food to Marin’s Most Vulnerable People

​Today, ExtraFood rescued and delivered its 3 millionth pound of food for people in need.

June 04, 2019
Marin IJ Features ExtraFood’s Partnership With Whistlestop to Serve the Chronically Ill

​ExtraFood supplies all of the food for Whistlestop’s Nourish program, working together to bring nutritious meals to the chronically ill throughout Marin.

June 01, 2019
Marin Magazine Features ExtraFood’s Expanded Reach

​Marin Magazine featured ExtraFood’s new refrigerated truck here.

May 29, 2019
Marinscope Newspapers Spotlight ExtraFood’s Work With Seniors

​The Marinscope Newspapers spotlight ExtraFood’s new refrigerated truck and our work with seniors.

April 16, 2019
Specialty Food Association Features ExtraFood

The Specialty Food Association features the launch of our first refrigerated truck here.

April 10, 2019
EPA, USDA, and FDA Unite Around Reducing Food Waste

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Agriculture, and Food & Drug Administration announced a collaborative approach to reducing food loss and waste that elevates food recovery as a government-endorsed strategy for addressing hunger in our communities. More info here.​

April 02, 2019
ExtraFood Launches Its First Refrigerated Truck: A “Game-Changer” for People In Need

Today, at the Marin Community Foundation, ExtraFood launched its first refrigerated truck—a “game-changer” for the vulnerable people of Marin.

April 01, 2019
ExtraFood Founder Marv Zauderer in “17 Bay Area Environmentalists Making a Difference”

ExtraFood Founder Marv Zauderer is one of “17 Bay Area Environmentalists Making a Difference” in this article.

February 26, 2019
ExtraFood is Hiring! Join Our Growing Team and Make a Difference Every Day

​Join our team as Volunteer Coordinator or Food Recovery Coordinator.

February 06, 2019
Misunderstanding Date Labels on Food Can Create Needless Waste

Wondering how long food items last past the often-confusing “use-by”, “sell-by” and “best-by” dates?

February 04, 2019
Brigitte Moran Elected Chair of ExtraFood’s Board of Directors

Director Brigitte Moran has been elected Chair of ExtraFood’s Board of Directors. More info here.

February 01, 2019
ExtraFood Provides Complete Meal For Marin’s Coast Guard Families

​In partnership with Homeward Bound of Marin and 7 of ExtraFood’s generous food donors, ExtraFood provided a complete meal to Marin’s Coast Guard families affected by the federal shutdown.

January 18, 2019
ExtraFood Working With Food Donor and Recipient Partners to Serve Furloughed Federal Employees in Marin

​ExtraFood has initiated a variety of efforts to serve furloughed federal employees in Marin.

December 20, 2018
Giving Marin Community Partnership Awards ExtraFood $10,000

The Giving Marin Community Partnership, an innovative program of the Marin Independent Journal, ​awarded ExtraFood $10,000 to further its work on hunger and food waste.

December 09, 2018
ExtraFood is Hiring! Join Our Growing Team and Make a Difference Every Day

​ExtraFood is hiring a Weekend On-Call Coordinator and a Backup Food Recovery Coordinator! Come join our growing team and make a big difference every day.

August 01, 2018
Whole Foods Market Gives $16,750 to Accelerate ExtraFood’s Work in Marin

Whole Foods Market has given ExtraFood a $16,750 gift to help us get more recovered food to more people in need in Marin.

July 25, 2018
Marin Independent-Journal Features ExtraFood’s Work

​The Marin Independent-Journal featured ExtraFood today in this article.

July 25, 2018
ExtraFood Featured in Marin Magazine’s “Waste Warriors” Article

​ExtraFood was featured in Marin Magazine’s August 2018 issue here.

July 17, 2018
Whole Foods Gives ExtraFood 5% of Sales at Marin Stores on Thursday, July 26

​On Thursday, July 26, Whole Foods Markets will give ExtraFood 5% of sales at all 4 Marin stores: Novato, San Rafael, Mill Valley (Miler Ave.) and Mill Valley (Blithedale Ave.).

June 22, 2018 Delivers 2 Millionth Pound of Food for People in Need

ExtraFood has now recovered and delivered more than 2,000,000 pounds of food for vulnerable children, adults, and families in Marin County.​

May 03, 2018
Businesses Receive Substantial Tax Deductions for Donating Food

​Businesses can receive substantial tax deductions for donating food.

April 19, 2018
MarinSpace Honors ExtraFood With $15,000 Gift

ExtraFood is honored to receive $15,000 from Marinspace to help ExtraFood purchase its first refrigerated truck. This will enable ExtraFood to pick up larger food donations and extend the range of our county-wide food recovery program, eg. to the West Marin coast.

April 04, 2018
Brigitte Moran Joins ExtraFood’s Board of Directors

Brigitte Moran, former CEO of the Agricultural Institute of Marin, has joined ExtraFood’s Board. More info here.

January 19, 2018
ExtraFood Founder Marv Zauderer Honored with Silver Jefferson Award for Public Service

Founder Marv Zauderer, one of 52 Bay Area winners of the Jefferson Award for Public Service in 2017, was honored with the Silver Jefferson Award this week. He’s one of 5 awardees from the Bay Area who will be considered for the National Jefferson Awards in June.

January 12, 2018
ExtraFood Wins Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence Award at CVNL’s 25th Annual Heart of Marin Awards

​ExtraFood was named the winner of the Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence award at yesterday’s annual Heart of Marin Awards from an exemplary group of 15 nominees. Hear Founder Marv Zauderer’s 3-minute acceptance speech here.

December 26, 2017
CropMobsterTV features ExtraFood, Kaiser Permanente and Whistlestop

In their work to feature a food system story in each of California’s 58 counties, CropMobster’s Marin story focused on ExtraFood.

November 09, 2017
KWMR Interviews ExtraFood Founder Marv Zauderer

​Susan Santiago of KWMR interviewed ExtraFood Founder Marv Zauderer for the “Pieces of Peace” program.

October 15, 2017
Op-Ed: ExtraFood Founder Marv Zauderer From Inside Marin’s Evacuation Center

In today’s Marin Voice column in the Marin Independent-Journal, Founder Marv Zauderer shares his experience with fire victims from inside the Marin Center shelter here.

October 11, 2017
ExtraFood Aiding Fire Relief Effort in Marin: Here’s How You Can Help

As part of the extended disaster response team in Marin, ExtraFood was called on immediately to help. Here are things you can do to help us get more food to people in need.

September 05, 2017
Tracy Stempel Hogan Joins ExtraFood’s Board of Directors

​Tracy Stempel Hogan, longtime Marin resident, veteran of many nonprofit Boards, and highly accomplished fundraiser, has joined ExtraFood’s Board. More info here.

August 31, 2017
Marin Health & Human Services’ “Great Age” Newsletter Features ExtraFood

​The Marin County Department of Health and Human Services’ Newsletter of the Marin County Commission on Aging, Great Age, spotlights ExtraFood on page 6 here.

August 10, 2017
County of Marin’s Aging Action Initiative Features Interview with ExtraFood’s Marv Zauderer

​The County of Marin’s Aging Action Initiative interviews ExtraFood Founder Marv Zauderer here.

August 04, 2017
ExtraFood is hiring a Food Recovery Coordinator and Administrative Assistant!

​Make a difference every day! Check out the job descriptions for these part-time positions here.

July 31, 2017
Dominican University of California Features ExtraFood

ExtraFood Founder and Dominican alumnus Marv Zauderer is featured in Dominican’s profile here.

July 07, 2017
Marin County Supervisor Dennis Rodoni Features ExtraFood in District 4 Newsletter

​Marin County Supervisor Dennis Rodoni featured ExtraFood in his District 4 newsletter here.

June 09, 2017
Marinscope Newspapers Feature ExtraFood Founder Marv Zauderer

​The MarinScope Newspapers featured ExtraFood Founder Marv Zauderer’s story of founding ExtraFood here.

May 31, 2017
Watch: KPIX-TV Features ExtraFood’s Work with College of Marin

College of Marin’s “pop-up” food pantry, launched in partnership with ExtraFood, helps students who struggle to make ends meet. Watch KPIX-TV’s brief story here.

May 24, 2017
Marinscope Newspapers Spotlight ExtraFood’s Milestone: “1 Million Pounds is A Lot to Chew On”

​The Marinscope Newspapers spotlighted ExtraFood’s Volunteer Appreciation Event and milestone of 1 million pounds of food recovered in 3.5 years here.

May 22, 2017
ExtraFood Receives Commendation from Marin County Board of Supervisors

​The Marin County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution commending ExtraFood for organizing, recovering, and delivering 1,000,000 pounds of food for those in need.

March 01, 2017
Miguel Villarreal Joins ExtraFood’s Board of Directors

Miguel Villarreal, Director of Food and Nutritional Services for the Novato Unified School District, joins ExtraFood’s Board of Directors.

February 06, 2017
Watch: KPIX-TV Spotlights ExtraFood’s Work in Marin City, Honors Founder Marv Zauderer

​CBS’ KPIX-TV has chosen ExtraFood Founder Marv Zauderer for a Jefferson Award for Public Service.

February 06, 2017
Food Management Magazine Features Novato Unified’s Work With ExtraFood

Food Management Magazine features Novato Unified School District’s work with ExtraFood.

January 11, 2017
ExtraFood is hiring an Operations Manager - Join us in helping to end hunger in Marin!

​ExtraFood is hiring an Operations Manager. Check out the job description here.

December 21, 2016
Marinscope Newspapers Feature ExtraFood’s Work with Next Generation Scholars

​The Marinscope newspapers—Novato Advance, San Rafael News Pointer, Ross Valley Reporter, Twin Cities Times, Mill Valley Herald, and Sausalito Marin Scope—feature ExtraFood’s work with Next Generation Scholars, a fabulous program helping middle- and high-school kids from low-income families get to college.

November 30, 2016
Nugget Markets Spotlights Partnership With ExtraFood

​Nugget Markets, one of Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” 11 years running, spotlights ExtraFood in this story.

October 22, 2016
Marin Magazine on October 30th Event Benefiting ExtraFood

​Marin Magazine spotlights Sausalito Film Series film/panel event Oct. 30 benefiting

October 11, 2016
FoodTank Interviews ExtraFood Founder Marv Zauderer

​International thought-leadership organization FoodTank, driving change in the global food system, interviews ExtraFood Founder Marv Zauderer here.

August 20, 2016
Watch: Founding Board Member Heidi Krahling Honored by Board of Supervisors

Founding Board Member Heidi Krahling was honored by the Marin County Board of Supervisors for her longtime community service.

July 05, 2016
Watch: Heidi Krahling Featured for Jefferson Award on CBS-TV & Radio Founding Board Member Heidi Krahling of Insalata’s and Marinitas restaurants is honored with a Jefferson Award for community service.

March 28, 2016
Marinscope Newspapers Spotlight “Hungry in Paradise” Film and ExtraFood

​The Marinscope Newspapers featured along with Paul Colardo’s film, “Hungry in Paradise,” in this article.

March 10, 2016
ExtraFood Board Member Heidi Krahling Named Hero of Marin

​ExtraFood Board Member Heidi Krahling of Insalata’s and Marinitas restaurants has been named a Hero of Marin.

March 08, 2016
Watch: New Documentary on Hunger in Marin Available Online; Spotlights ExtraFood

​“Hungry in Paradise,” an 18-minute documentary on hunger in Marin by Emmy award-winning filmmaker Paul Colardo, is now available to view here.

March 07, 2016
Vote $10,000+ for ExtraFood at 100Marin’s Public Event Thursday March 10

​ExtraFood is a finalist for the 100Marin giving circle’s award at their public event this week. All are welcome; 5 nonprofits make 4-minute presentations; attendees vote and winner takes all.

February 23, 2016
Dan Ohlson Joins ExtraFood’s Board of Directors

​Dan Ohlson, longtime Marin resident and restaurateur, joins ExtraFood’s Board of Directors.

February 22, 2016
Documentary on Hunger in Marin to Air Thursday Feb. 25 and Sunday Feb. 28

​“Hungry in Paradise,” a documentary on hunger in Marin, airs on TV channel 26 (Comcast) and channel 99 (AT&T) Thursday, February 25 at 7:30pm and Sunday, February 28 at 7:00pm, and online at

January 31, 2016
New State Law Requires Businesses to Recycle Organics, Including Food

California State Law AB1826 requires all California businesses that generate a minimum level of organic waste, including food, to recycle—rather than having the waste disposed in our landfills— as of April 1, 2016.

January 19, 2016
EPA Launches Initiative To Engage Faith-Based Congregations in Food Recovery

​The US Environmental Protection Agency has launched an initiative to engage faith-based congregations in keeping excess edible food and food waste out of our country’s landfills.

December 24, 2015
U.S. Congress Enhances Tax Deduction for Organizations Donating Food to Nonprofits

​The U.S. Congress made permanent, and enhanced, the tax deduction for organizations donating “wholesome food” to nonprofits.

December 08, 2015
Marin Country Mart’s Amazing Dec. 12 Holiday Market Benefits ExtraFood

​Come to the Marin Country Mart at Larkspur Landing from 5-8pm on Saturday, December 12 for their amazing holiday market. 10% of all proceeds goes to ExtraFood!

December 01, 2015
Edible Marin & Wine Country Magazine Features ExtraFood

​Edible Marin & Wine Country Magazine features ExtraFood in their Winter 2015 issue.

November 30, 2015
ExtraFood featured in “Giving Back” section of Marin Magazine

​ is featured in the December 2015 issue of Marin magazine.

November 24, 2015
ExtraFood Partners with High Tech Burrito to Battle Hunger

​ExtraFood and High Tech Burrito are working together this holiday season to alleviate hunger in Marin.

November 16, 2015
Marin IJ features ExtraFood and Partners

​The Marin IJ features ExtraFood’s work.

October 16, 2015
ExtraFood Founder Marv Zauderer’s Marin IJ Op-Ed: Steps You Can Take To Help End Hunger

​Marv identifies steps you can take to be part of the solution to hunger.

October 11, 2015
Listen: KWMR-Radio Interviews ExtraFood Founder Marv Zauderer

​Marv discusses ExtraFood’s work in West Marin, one of the program’s focus areas in Marin County.

September 11, 2015
Watch: KTVU-TV News Features ExtraFood’s Work with Marin General & Homeward Bound

​KTVU-TV News rode along with a mother-son ExtraFood volunteer team as they picked up and delivered a food donation.

September 11, 2015
Mode Media/ExtraFood: The Food Waste Problem and What You Can Do

Great information on the food waste problem in the U.S. and what you—at work and at home—can do about it.

August 17, 2015 interviews ExtraFood Founder Marv Zauderer

​Take a look at’s interview.

July 01, 2015
ExtraFood’s Dr. Jon Haveman publishes new study on income inequality in Bay Area

Take a look at a fascinating new study on the growing divide in the Bay Area.

June 26, 2015
ExtraFood Volunteer Ellen M is the Marin IJ’s Volunteer of the Week

Read the IJ’s article about Ellen’s amazing contributions!

April 08, 2015
ExtraFood’s Dr. Jon Haveman publishes new study on poverty in the Bay Area

ExtraFood Consulting Economist Jon Haveman’s new study on poverty in the Bay Area highlights some startling facts about Marin County.

April 06, 2015
Marin Voice: Too many lack easy access to healthy food

Led by Marin County Health and Human Services’ Rebecca Smith, ExtraFood Founder Marv Zauderer joined a group of his fellow Marin Food Policy Council members in speaking out.

March 27, 2015
ExtraFood in the J. Weekly: “From head to heart to hands.”

Patricia Corrigan of the J. Weekly highlights Founder Marv Zauderer’s career and two of ExtraFood’s partners.

March 22, 2015
ExtraFood in the Marin IJ: “Food deserts” in Marin a priority

Megan Hansen of the IJ notes ExtraFood’s role in improving access to healthy, affordable food in the county’s food deserts.

December 17, 2014
ExtraFood Founder Marv Zauderer honored with Heroes of Marin award

ExtraFood Founder and Executive Director Marv Zauderer was honored with a Heroes of Marin award for his work launching and leading ExtraFood in 2014.

December 10, 2014
Marin Community Foundation’s “Imagine” Magazine: The Opportunity Seekers

ExtraFood Founder Marv Zauderer profiled by Marin’s largest foundation.

December 08, 2014
2014 Volunteer of the Year Lynne Simon

ExtraFood’s 2014 Volunteer of the Year featured in the Pacific Sun.

July 27, 2014
Listen: ExtraFood on KCBS Radio

Listen to a brief piece on, and our partnership with Marin Organic, from KCBS Radio.

July 03, 2014
Marin organizations partner to distribute leftover food to hungry locals (Marin Independent-Journal) and Marin Organic have joined forces to make sure no good food goes uneaten. See the story from the Marin Independent-Journal.

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2017 Award Recipient: Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence

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