Founder and Executive Director Marv Zauderer is stepping away from the organization to change careers.
March 18, 2021
ExtraFood Newsletter, March 2021
Click here to see ExtraFood’s March 2021 Newsletter, including a feature on our partnership connecting small, diverse farmers with people in need, our work giving freshly-made meals to COVID-positive residents and their families, and more.
February 25, 2021
ExtraFood Responds to the Crisis: Accelerating Food Justice
Marv Zauderer provides an update on ExtraFood’s food justice and racial justice efforts.
January 25, 2021
Marin IJ: Partnership gives excess food from small, diverse farmers to vulnerable people
The Marin IJ spotlights ExtraFood’s partnership with Growing the Table, Agricultural Institute of Marin, and others to give fresh fruits and vegetables from small, diverse farmers to vulnerable people in Marin.
January 18, 2021
ExtraFood Responds to the Crisis: A New Partnership Serving Small Farmers and People in Need
Today ExtraFood co-announced an exciting new pilot program to get fresh produce from economically-challenged, small and diverse farmers to people in need.
December 18, 2020
ExtraFood Newsletter, December 2020
Click here to see ExtraFood’s December 2020 Newsletter, featuring a new law that “turbocharges” food recovery, and Founder Marv Zauderer talking about a simple yet powerful approach to strengthening our community.
December 17, 2020
New Law Turbocharges Food Recovery
The State of California passed a landmark law, SB1383, that requires at least 20% of all currently-disposed edible food be recovered for human consumption by 2025.
November 19, 2020
ExtraFood Responds to the Crisis: Sharing Abundance in Marin
Because of your support, ExtraFood is delivering 725,000 pounds of rescued food and 80,000+ freshly-made meals during the crisis.
October 13, 2020
ExtraFood Newsletter, October 2020
Click here to see ExtraFood’s October 2020 Newsletter, featuring a new video of ExtraFood’s response to COVID-19 and stories of ExtraFood’s work giving freshly-made meals to COVID-19-positive residents and their familiies.
September 18, 2020
ExtraFood Responds to the Crisis: Giving 80,000+ Meals to People in Need
ExtraFood is giving 80,000+ freshly-made meals to people hit hardest by the crisis.
ExtraFood Founder and Executive Director Marv Zauderer speaks out on racism and antiracism.
July 06, 2020
ExtraFood Newsletter, July 2020
Click here to read ExtraFood’s July 2020 Newsletter, featuring news from the front lines, our work delivering 50,000+ meals to people in need, and a spotlight on our new food distribution partner, Our Lady of Loretto Church in Novato.
ExtraFood is giving 50,000+ freshly-made meals to people hit hardest by the crisis.
ExtraFood’s volunteers and families wrote 1,200 thank-you cards, and ExtraFood added “I’m a Food Hero” buttons. Then, ExtraFood’s staff delivered the appreciation to employees at 25 grocery stores that donate their excess fresh food to ExtraFood’s county-wide food recovery program. See the Marin IJ story here.
ExtraFood is giving more than 30,000 meals to people in need during the COVID-19 crisis.
May 25, 2020
ExtraFood Newsletter, May 2020
Click here to read ExtraFood’s May 2020 Newsletter, featuring news from the front lines, our work delivering 20,000+ meals to people in need, and a spotlight on the volunteers of the National Charity League.
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.
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.
ExtraFood was honored today as one of four 2019 Heroes of Marin by the Pacific Sun. You can see the details here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ExtraFood was featured in Marin Magazine’s August 2018 issue here.
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.).
ExtraFood has now recovered and delivered more than 2,000,000 pounds of food for vulnerable children, adults, and families in Marin County.
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.
In today’s Marin Voice column in the Marin Independent-Journal, ExtraFood.org Founder Marv Zauderer shares his experience with fire victims from inside the Marin Center shelter here.
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.
The Marin County Department of Health and Human Services’ Newsletter of the Marin County Commission on Aging, 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.
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.
Marin County Supervisor Dennis Rodoni featured ExtraFood in his District 4 newsletter here.
The MarinScope Newspapers featured ExtraFood Founder Marv Zauderer’s story of founding ExtraFood here.
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.
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.
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
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.
Founding ExtraFood.org Board Member Heidi Krahling was honored by the Marin County Board of Supervisors for her longtime community service.
The Marinscope Newspapers featured ExtraFood.org 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.
“Hungry in Paradise,” an 18-minute documentary on hunger in Marin by Emmy award-winning filmmaker Paul Colardo, is now available to view here.
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.
“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 cmcm.tv/watch.
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.
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
ExtraFood.org 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
EthicalFoods.com interviews ExtraFood Founder Marv Zauderer
Take a look at EthicalFoods.com’s interview.
Take a look at a fascinating new study on the growing divide in the Bay Area.
Read the IJ’s article about Ellen’s amazing contributions!
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.