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

We've delivered more than 456,789 pounds of food to 66 sites serving thousands and prevented over 37,278 pounds of methane from entering the atmosphere.

updated February 07, 2016

You can help. We make it easy!

In a Marin business 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

Marin General Hospital

Marin General has been donating their excess food to 365 days a year since our earliest days. Mike and his team make sure that the food we receive, all of which is made from scratch in the hospital’s kitchen, is of the highest quality. The impact of MGH’s donations has reached far and wide across our county: to seniors, the homeless, kids in Marin City, vulnerable families in West Marin, and so many more. We are grateful and honored to be working with Marin General to support our community’s health and well-being!

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Antonina joined ExtraFood only recently but has jumped in with energy, passion and a willingness to take on two regular food trips with big donations. In just under 4 months, she has recovered and delivered over 1 ton of food! She has helped out on other food trips as well, and once came to the rescue at the last minute at the Friday Mill Valley Farmers’ Market. We are delighted that Antonina has brought her dedication and commitment to our team!

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Novato Human Needs Center

Founded in 1972, the NHNC assists more than 4,600 people annually, helping low-income men and women overcome crises in their lives and move towards more self-sufficiency. They do so by providing a variety of local services including employment and education services, supplemental food assistance, rental assistance and in-home counseling for struggling families. We are delighted to be supporting their important work!

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Marin Community Foundation County of Marin The San Francisco Foundation