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 climate change.

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40% 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 5 years, ExtraFood’s staff and volunteers have organized, rescued, and delivered 2,900,000 pounds of food from 225 donors to 121 sites throughout the county. ExtraFood, winner of the 2017 Heart of Marin Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence Award, reaches more than 8,000 people every month with healthy, fresh food. 

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Position Title

Food Recovery Driver,

Position Summary

This position, reporting to the Manager of Food Recovery Operations, is responsible for using ExtraFood’s refrigerated vehicle (no special driver’s license needed) to pick up and deliver rescued food on critically important routes. 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. This is a part-time, non-exempt position.


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 spontaneous food trips as needed.

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

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


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,

Supported in part by:

Marin Community Foundation County of Marin The San Francisco Foundation