Where We’re Going
ExtraFood continues to receive far more requests for food than we have supply. To accelerate towards the objectives of ending food waste and hunger in Marin, our immediate goal is to make food recovery a way of life in our county: to enroll every available food donor in our program, and to capture every available pound of excess food for the vulnerable children, adults, and families of our community. To that end, we are growing our program:
- Increasing staff time devoted to increasing our food donation base, prioritizing healthy proteins including prepared foods and dairy products; fresh fruits and vegetables; and whole grains.
- Expanding staff driver hours with our refrigerated truck to augment our quickly-growing volunteer team. This enables ExtraFood to pick up larger donations and extend our range to such underserved areas as the West Marin coast.
- Recruiting more volunteers, expanding our technology platform, and increasing support staff hours to handle a much larger number of food pickups and deliveries.
- Continuing to create new food programs with our nonprofit partners, expanding the safety net to reach more people in need where they live, work, and study.
Working together, we can reach the day when all in our community have the food they need.