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 2,301,678 pounds of food to 114 sites in Marin, preventing 189,150 pounds of methane from warming our planet & reaching 8,000+ people every month.

updated October 14, 2018

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Community Spotlight

Marinwood Market

This friendly neighborhood market donates their extra food to us 6 days a week. To date, Marinwood Market has made nearly 800 donations of meat, dairy, deli, and produce items to ExtraFood. Protein and fresh produce are the most requested food items we receive, so these donations are highly valued by our recipient partners. We thank everyone at Marinwood Market for helping us provide some of our community’s most vulnerable citizens with fresh, nutritious food while working to combat food waste.

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Ellen McK.

A phenomenal volunteer, Ellen is an ExtraFood Food Recovery Hero – a long-time, dedicated member of our incredible team of 300+ volunteers, who has volunteered for ExtraFood for more than 3 years, and has demonstrated extraordinary dependability, commitment, and passion for our mission. She’s been a volunteer food runner since early 2014, helps organize our annual Volunteer Appreciation event every year, helped launch our volunteer name badge “milestone” incentive program, is a mainstay at ExtraFood fundraising events, and was our 2017 Volunteer of the Year. What’s more, she’s jumped in to support the Sunday Civic Center Farmers Market volunteer teams so many times, we’ve lost count. This past Sunday she helped an unusually small team glean, sort, and deliver over 500 pounds of food. Whew! Are we ever glad to heave Ellen on our team!

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Marin Services for Men

Located in San Rafael, Marin Services for Men is a community-based, group-oriented, residential setting supporting clean-and-sober living guided by the 12-Step Model. They provide a clean, safe, and nurturing environment combined with the delivery of practical skills and coping strategies for clients to develop and maintain a healthy sense of self. They seek to empower men to take responsibility for their recovery, attain self-reliance, and be of service to others. We’re proud to support their clients with multiple weekly fresh food donations from food donors across Marin.

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Marin Community Foundation County of Marin The San Francisco Foundation