Mission and Core Values

Our mission is to help end hunger and wasted food in Marin County.

The core values we bring to this mission are:


Our relationships with each other and our partners are of the highest importance to us: ExtraFood is food recovery with "the human touch."


We continually integrate our organization into Marin's network of volunteers, businesses, governments and social service agencies, creating a growing community of collaborative partners.

Food Justice and Antiracism.

Everyone in our community should have the food they need. And, food justice is racial justice: We stand for full racial equality and the dismantling of structural racism in all of our society's institutions.


We bring an intention to serve to everyone in the ExtraFood community: the hungry, the organizations that feed them, our food donors, our supporting partners, our financial donors, and each other.


As a learning organization, we strive to continually improve our program: to become more attuned to our recipients' needs, to be more responsive to our food donors, and to manage our organization more effectively.


We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards. We work with everyone in the ExtraFood community in the spirit of mutually respectful collaboration. And we follow through on the commitments we make to our partners and to each other.


Through direct service and advocacy, we fill a gap in the county's food system, serving children, seniors, and families in need, and reducing food waste and resulting greenhouse gas emissions.


We enjoy and celebrate our work, our successes, and our bonds with each other.

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2017 Award Recipient: Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence 2022 California Nonprofit of the Year

Supported in part by:

Marin Community Foundation County of Marin The San Francisco Foundation