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.

ExtraFood Responds to the Crisis: A New Partnership Serving Small Farmers and People in Need
January 18, 2021

 

Dear Friend,

I hope you and yours are well. In the eleventh month of this crisis, all of us at ExtraFood.org continue to be inspired by a Marin community that is finding new ways to serve those hit hardest by the pandemic.
 
Small farmers have lost 90-100% of their restaurant accounts because of COVID-19, putting their economic viability at risk and putting much-needed food at risk of being wasted. At the same time, so many people in our community are struggling to have enough food -- some for the first time in their lives. Today we are co-announcing an exciting pilot program to get fresh produce from economically-challenged, diverse, small farmers to people in need:

Through this 10-week program, ExtraFood will:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a vision for the Beloved Community. In that vision, all people can share in the Earth’s wealth; poverty, homelessness and hunger are not tolerated; and racism is replaced by sisterhood and brotherhood. At a time when this vision could seem further away than ever, I am reminded that repair, progress and nourishment so often comes one person – or one partner – at a time. ExtraFood continues to be guided by a simple yet powerful approach to strengthening our community: sharing abundance, so that all can thrive. Together, we will get through this.

Warmly,

 

 

Marv Zauderer

Founder and Executive Director, ExtraFood.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ExtraFood Volunteer Bob H. hard at work packing boxes for people in need

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Marin Community Foundation County of Marin The San Francisco Foundation