Food Recovery in Marin County: We pick up excess fresh food from organizations and immediately deliver it to nonprofits serving Marin’s most vulnerable children, adults, and families.

We've delivered more than 558,643 pounds of food to 71 sites serving thousands and prevented over 45,594 pounds of methane from entering the atmosphere.

updated May 26, 2016

You can help. We make it easy!

In a Marin organization with fresh food to donate? We’ll pick it up! Just click, email, or call.

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Choose food trips that are convenient for you. There’s no minimum commitment.


In a Marin nonprofit? You can get the food you need, when you need it. Free of charge.

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Community Spotlight

Mangia Nosh Catering Company

Robert Meyer’s company has provided gourmet catering to the Bay Area since the mid-1980s. They are a full-service catering company complete with a full-service wait staff, event coordinators, and all things needed for a large event. This past Monday we picked up a terrific donation of their extra food from a large event. Marin caterers call us in advance when they know they’re going to have extra, they call us directly from an event, or they call us when they’ve brought extra food back to their kitchen. All of those work for us!

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Leah K.

Leah is a new volunteer, but she’s a warrior! She immediately jumped on the Terra Linda Safeway trips because they fit nicely into her schedule. Picking up every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, she has already recovered 1200 pounds of food! We’re lucky to have Leah’s great energy, efficiency and enthusiasm on our team.

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Mackey Terrace, an EAH Housing Property

Mackey Terrace is an EAH Housing property in Novato. EAH Housing was founded in 1968 to address the needs of low-income families and older adults living in Marin. With its success, it has grown, and currently manages affordable housing communities in 50 municipalities in California and Hawaii. Seniors are top priority for ExtraFood’s work, and we’re delighted to be working with Mackey Terrace and EAH.

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Supported in part by:

Marin Community Foundation County of Marin The San Francisco Foundation