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 global warming.

We've delivered 2,561,416 pounds of food to 119 sites in Marin, preventing 210,537 pounds of methane from warming our planet & reaching 8,000+ people every month.

updated January 09, 2019

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Community Spotlight

Trader Joe’s, San Rafael

In addition to their generous weekly donations of produce, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, and nonperishable foods, this holiday season Trader Joe’s in San Rafael donated hundreds of pounds of turkeys for us to deliver to the needy throughout Marin. We are so grateful to Trader Joe’s for their generosity and for giving us the opportunity to brighten the holidays for so many vulnerable people this year.

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Hoang & Sarah L.

This incredible mother and daughter team knows how to get things done. Together they have delivered nearly 3,000 pounds of food from the Sunday Civic Center Farmers Market, a food trip that involves gleaning and sorting hundreds of pounds of produce and baked goods and two hours of volunteering every time. They started volunteering once a month with the Terra Linda Rotary Club Farmers Market team in May 2017. Since then they’ve jumped at any opportunity to help our other Sunday Farmers Market teams. We are especially grateful for this dynamic duo’s assistance at several Farmers Markets this holiday season, when we called on them just days before the market. Dependable, enthusiastic, efficient, and never hesitant – Huong and Sarah are an inspiration.

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Centertown Apartments

Co-developed by Bridge Housing and EAH Housing, Centertown Apartments provides 60 two- and three-bedroom affordable housing units. Located in Central San Rafael, Centertown Apartments is close to public transportation, banks, churches, parks, hospitals, restaurants, the post office, and police and fire departments. We love working with Harriet and Joe – our ever enthusiastic and warm-hearted contacts at Centertown – to bring residents weekly food donations from Marin Coffee Roasters, Wise Sons Bagelry, and Whole Foods on Miller in Mill Valley, and twice-monthly donations from the Mill Valley Farmers Market.

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