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.

We've delivered 3,286,588 pounds of food to 122 sites in Marin, keeping 270,069 pounds of methane from warming our planet & reaching 8,000 people every month.

updated October 14, 2019

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Community Spotlight

Watershed Restaurant

One of our newest food donors, and a new eatery in Mill Valley, is Watershed Restaurant, located in the renovated historic Mill Valley Lumber Yard. The space has a hip and casually rustic vibe and their food focuses on contemporary California cuisine using what is available from local farms, ranches and fisheries. They have only been serving food for a few months, having opened in July, but quickly figured out how to donate their excess food from an event to ExtraFood. Fantastic! Visit their website and check them out soon. It’s a beautiful location for drinks and food.

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Natalie L.

Natalie joined ExtraFood in June 2017 and has been an amazing regular volunteer that we can count on every week as she “owns” 4 different trips! She has completed 333 food trips and recovered over 5000 pounds of food. This year alone, she has completed 130 food trips!

Natalie recovers a wonderful variety of foods from MH Bread and Butter, Comforts Cafe, Marinitas and Johnny Doughnuts, and is able to develop close relationships with her very grateful recipients at Voyager Carmel, Bennett House, Huckleberry Marin and Centerpoint. We are very grateful to have such an extraordinary ambassador in our community.

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King Street Senior Housing is the newest program operated by Homeward Bound of Marin and is an affordable housing community where 12 seniors who have experienced homelessness can build hope and health. This program was created in partnership with St. Patrick’s Church, which has leased the former convent at 127 King St. in downtown Larkspur to Homeward Bound of Marin for 35 years. The King Street program opened its doors to the first residents just before Christmas and now accommodates 12 seniors aged 62 or older. Tenants have support from Homeward Bound’s program coordinator, Micha Berman, to access help with transportation, health care, job search or other needs. Every week the residents receive burritos from our Community Meals Donor, Mi Pueblo and they recently were sweetened with a weekly donut donation from Donut Alley. You can check out other Community Meals partners here on our website.

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