Food Recovery in Marin County: By picking up 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 global warming.

We've delivered more than 1,924,922 pounds of food to 106 sites serving thousands and we've kept 158,171 pounds of methane from warming our planet.

updated May 17, 2018

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Novato Unified School District

NUSD recognizes the connection between healthy students and their ability to learn. As such, nutrition and minimizing food waste at school are important components of their curriculum. Since it’s impossible to forecast daily attendance with100% accuracy, they sometimes have extra food that they generously donate to us. We delight in bringing these yummy meals and snacks to those in need, including children at local YMCA and Head Start after-school programs. Miguel Villareal and his team at NUSD are true leaders in our county’s school system.

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Kelly H-M. & Lani B.

Part of the San Geronimo Presbyterian Church “Green Apron Team,” Kelly and Lani have been working together to deliver food to the church from Nugget Markets in Tiburon every week since 2016. We love how excited they get when they encounter an especially large donation. And they always express their gratitude to the generous team at Nugget for their donations. We are so fortunate to have such kind-hearted, compassionate, and hard-working volunteers helping support the church, an important partner for ExtraFood in West Marin.

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Canal Welcome Center Presente

The Canal Welcome Center serves San Rafael Canal Community residents, immigrants and low-income families of Marin County in advancing their social, cultural, and economic well being and participating fully in the broader civic life of U.S. society. Presente is a year-round fellowship program that prepares young adults for civic action, community organizing, entrepreneurship, and workplace success. It provides transformational learning that challenges them to be socially responsible, politically aware, and actively engage in issues of the larger community. We are honored to support Presente program participants with twice-weekly donations fromByte Foods.

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