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.

Food Waste and Global Warming

Here are some facts about food waste and its enormous impact on global warming:













It is heartbreaking to see men, women, and children go hungry in our community. And it is heartbreaking to see so much fresh, nutritious food go to waste.

Please join us in helping to end hunger and food waste in Marin County:

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1 Natural Resources Defense Council, “Wasted: How America is losing up to 40% of its food from farm to fork to landfill,” 2017.

2 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

3 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, “Food wastage footprint & climate change,” 2015

4 Project Drawdown, 2017.

5 Hall KD, Guo J, Dore M, Chow CC (2009) The Progressive Increase of Food Waste in America and Its Environmental Impact. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. PLoS ONE 4(11):e7940

6 USDA Economic Information Bulletin EIB-121, February 2014.

7 Marin Sanitary Service, personal communication, January 2014.

8 Marin Independent Journal, March 19, 2014.


Supported in part by:

Marin Community Foundation County of Marin The San Francisco Foundation