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

We've delivered more than 814,824 pounds of food to 81 sites serving thousands and prevented over 66,633 pounds of methane from entering the atmosphere.

updated November 30, 2016

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

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Community Spotlight

Mini of Marin

Every year, Mini of Marin‘s general manager gifts his employees with a turkey for their Thanksgiving feasts. Last week we were delighted to pick up 13 extra turkeys after they had been distributed to the employees. This year some of their employees even gifted their turkeys to ExtraFood! Our volunteer, Diane, picked up the turkeys and delivered all to SparkPoint Marin, in plenty of time for Thanksgiving. What a treat for SparkPoint Marin’s clients!

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Elaine R.

Elaine joined ExtraFood one year ago and has been volunteering consistently ever since. She takes on many of our Novato food trips—so helpful as we need more volunteers in the Novato area. She has rescued 2.5 tons of food and has completed 75 food trips for those in need!

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SparkPoint Marin

SparkPoint Marin, a United Way Bay Area project located in downtown San Rafael, is a financial education center that helps individuals and families “move from poverty to prosperity.” They do this by providing services such as debt-reduction coaching, budget-management coaching, job training, and support for finding housing. Each week they have an informal food pantry so that when their clients stop in for financial services they can leave with some extra groceries for the week. Many of the clients whom they serve live in the Canal area of San Rafael and this extra food helps with their weekly budgets. SparkPoint is an important community partner for ExtraFood as we work to support all aspects of of the solution to hunger in Marin. Check out their Impact Story too!

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Marin Community Foundation County of Marin The San Francisco Foundation