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 892,306 pounds of food to 83 sites serving thousands and we've started 13 new food programs with our partners across Marin County.

updated January 20, 2017

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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. A simple way to make a big difference!


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

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Community Spotlight

Ponsford’s Place

Ponsford’s Place is a wonderful small bakery tucked away in a San Rafael neighborhood. Their philosophy is to bake with no processed white flour and to use seasonally-available ingredients, which leads to an ever-changing menu. The bakery is a bit of a laboratory where the bakers, Craig and Hannah experiment with new varieties of whole-grain artisanal flours. We’re delighted that they share their delicious savory and sweet pastries, as well as bread, with ExtraFood every week!

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Angela D.

Angela completed her first food trip for ExtraFood 16 months ago and has been committed to her regular Thursday pickups, from Taqueria Mi Pueblo and MH Bread & Butter, for almost all of those 16 months. That’s a total of 88 trips and more than 1 ton of food! She recently stepped down from her regular routes because of a work conflict but she will continue to sign up for trips when she can. We honor Angela this week for her faithful, longtime, regular-as-clockwork dedication to those routes—she’s done a ton (!) of wonderful service for those in need.

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Bay Area Community Resources at San Pedro School

BACR’s mission is to promote the healthy development of individuals and families, encourage service and volunteerism, and help build community. From time to time we receive a call from Rosa who organizes BACR’s parent education evenings at San Pedro School. Good food is a lure for the parents so Rosa likes to have some available to attract more participants! Our volunteer, Ellie A., was able to bring some extra food from from her Byte Foods pickup on Thursday and it was just the right food for Rosa’s class!

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Marin Community Foundation County of Marin The San Francisco Foundation