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.

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Forty percent of all food is wasted in the U.S. And, food waste creates an enormous environmental problem: if global food waste were a country, it would rank 3rd in greenhouse gas emissions after the U.S and China. Yet 1 in 5 people in Marin County, California, worry about where their next meal will come from.

ExtraFood’s mission is to help end hunger and wasted food in Marin. Our first step is our county-wide food recovery program: we rescue excess fresh food from Marin’s businesses and schools and immediately deliver the food to safety net partners – such as senior housing centers, homeless shelters & after-school programs – serving Marin’s most vulnerable children, adults and families. 

In 6 years, ExtraFood’s staff and volunteers have organized, rescued, and delivered 3,500,000 pounds of food from 250 donors to 124 sites throughout the county. ExtraFood, winner of the 2017 Heart of Marin Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence Award, reaches more than 8,000 people with healthy, fresh food. 

We are an organization committed to our values, to each other, and to making a difference every day for our community.


Position Title

Deputy Executive Director,

Position Summary

The Deputy Executive Director will have overall operational responsibility for ExtraFood’s food recovery program and execution of its mission, and will also partner with the Executive Director (ED) on all major organizational decisions. The creation of this new position, which reports to ED Marv Zauderer, enables Marv to focus more effectively on external, fundraising, and strategic responsibilities. The ideal candidate is deeply experienced in technology and business process re-engineering, has exemplary critical thinking and communication skills, and is engaged with our mission. This exempt, full-time position is an exciting new opportunity to help lead an organization central to our county’s safety net.



Compensation and Benefits

Please email cover letter summarizing interest in position and experience, plus resumé, to:

Marv Zauderer, CEO,


Position Title

Backup Food Recovery Driver, (Part-time)

Position Summary

This position, reporting to the Manager of Food Recovery Operations, is a fill-in for ExtraFood's Food Recovery Drivers: when you are asked if you can fill in, you are under no obligation to be available. If you are available to fill in, you will be responsible for using your own vehicle to pick up and deliver recovered food on established and on-call routes, Monday through Friday (with Saturday and Sunday availability a plus); or to fill in for ExtraFood’s truck or van drivers (no special license needed). You will be an ambassador for ExtraFood, cultivating and sustaining our relationships with key employees at food donor and recipient partner organizations and delivering high-quality, nutritious food for people in need. 


1. Based on daily route schedule, complete specified “food trips”: Pick up food donations from businesses and deliver to recipient partners, all within Marin County. 

2. Complete on-call food trips as needed and available.

3. Keep vehicle clean and maintained according to ExtraFood protocol.

4. Complete food safety certification (at ExtraFood’s expense), if not already certified, and keep certification up-to-date.

5. Fill in for ExtraFood’s truck or van drivers (no special license needed) occasionally and if available.


Required skills/experience include:

The following skills/experience are a plus:


Email cover letter summarizing interest in position and experience, plus resumé, to:

Sophia Balestreri, Manager of Food Recovery Operations,

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2017 Award Recipient: Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence

Supported in part by:

Marin Community Foundation County of Marin The San Francisco Foundation