What We Do
Tons upon tons of healthy, fresh food are thrown into landfills in Marin, creating an enormous environmental problem. Yet one in five Marin County residents worry about where their next meal is coming from. There is enough healthy food for all in Marin, but there has been a critical, missing link between those who have it and those who need it. ExtraFood fills that gap.
ExtraFood is the only company that rescues excess food from any Marin organization – such as grocery stores, schools, and farmers’ markets – and immediately delivers it to nonprofit partners serving our community’s most vulnerable children, adults and families, 365 days a year and free of charge.
Our staff locates food donations that match our safety net partners’ needs – fresh produce, prepared food, dairy products, eggs, meat, packaged goods, and baked goods – and our volunteers (or staff drivers in our refrigerated truck), dispatched online and by text message, pick up and immediately deliver the food. We focus our deliveries in the areas of greatest need, especially the “food deserts” of the Canal, Marin City, and West Marin, where residents lack sufficient access to healthy, fresh, affordable food.
We're reaching more than 8,000 vulnerable people every month with deliveries of nutritious, fresh food, with priority given to healthy proteins and prepared foods, dairy products, fresh fruits and vegetables, and whole grains. See us in action here and here.