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.

We've delivered 3,119,582 pounds of food to 122 sites in Marin, keeping 256,381 pounds of methane from warming our planet & reaching 8,000 people every month.

updated August 08, 2019

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Community Spotlight

My Thai

Located in downtown San Rafael on 4th St, My Thai has been serving comfort Thai food for years. On Friday, ExtraFood volunteer Tobey, the regular volunteer who picks up My Thai’s monthly donation, and Kathy Carver, our Manager of Food Donor Relations, presented a plaque to My Thai owner, Jack and his staff, honoring his commitment to our Community Meals program. For the past two years, My Thai has consistently donated fresh, prepared food which heads over to the seniors at San Rafael Rotary Manor.

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Curt W.

Curt has been a dedicated volunteer with ExtraFood for over five and a half years - one of our very first volunteer food runners starting in January 2014. He recently achieved the milestone of 500 trips - now with 514 trips and over 17,800 pounds of food recovered! Curt has “owned” multiple trips for many years now - including the twice-weekly trip from Novato Community Hospital, a weekly trip from Novato Unified School District and a bi-weekly trip from Beso Bistro in Novato.

The recipient partners that he works with include Mackey Terrace Senior Housing, Gilead House and Homeward Bound. They are all extremely grateful for Curt’s positive attitude, and commitment; and they always look forward to their regular visits from Curt! We are delighted to recognize Curt for his long-time and continuing dedication to our mission and the people we are serving together!

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Schurig Center

​Schurig provides rehabilitative support services to improved the quality of life for brain injury survivors and their families while raising community awareness about the causes and effects of this disability. Our weekly donations from Whole Foods, Byte foods and MH Bread and Butter support their food program for low-income clients. As of last month, ExtraFood has been supporting this program with healthy food for 2 years!

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