a free food rescue service helping to 
end hunger and reduce waste in Marin

Since 12/13, over 17,461 pounds of fresh food picked up from Marin organizations & delivered to nonprofits serving the hungry.


How often have you seen good, fresh food go to waste -- at your company, at a favorite restaurant or grocery store, at social events? Millions of pounds of food waste fill Marin County's landfills each year. And yet more than 28,000 residents of Marin don't have a secure food supply.
Our mission is to help end hunger and reduce food waste in Marin County.

We do this by picking up donations of extra fresh food from organizations in Marin and delivering the food immediately to nonprofit programs that serve the hungry. 

Does your organization ever have extra food that would ordinarily go to waste? Prepared food? Fruits and vegetables? Dairy or meats? Or do you have an organization that might like to receive food deliveries? Are you interested in being a volunteer food runner?

Organizations that donate extra food -- such as caterers, grocery stores, schools, events, congregations, and restaurants -- reduce waste, receive a tax deduction and are protected from liability by federal and state laws. Community food-service programs receive high-quality food donations matched with their programs' needs. And, our volunteers make a difference in our community through in-person connections with community members. It's a collaborative team of dedicated people connected across many organizations in our community. It's food rescue with "the human touch."

Modeled on a 27-year-old organization in San Francisco, Food Runners -- which now rescues 15 tons of food each week -- ExtraFood.org delivers a free, convenient, customized service to help end hunger and reduce waste in Marin County.

If you're interested in more information, please click on the tabs on the left of this page. We look forward to hearing from you.

-- The ExtraFood.org Team

To encourage food donations, Congress passed and Bill Clinton signed into law the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act, which protects all businesses, organizations, and individuals from legal liability when donating food to nonprofit organizations. More info here.
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