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News Helps End Hunger and Waste In Marin

Composting is a great (and required) way for commerical organizations to do their part toward Marin's zero waste goals. However, there's another option we encourage you to consider first: donating fresh food to those in need.

Fortunately, we have an excellent organization called Extra Food here in Marin County dedicated to helping commercial organizations manage surplus food.

Extra Food will pick up excess fresh food from businesses and organizations and immediately deliver it to nonprofits serving Marin’s most vulnerable children, adults, and families. Currently they reach over 5,000 individuals per month and have delivered more than 1,156,619 pounds of food to 87 sites serving thousands of people in need.

  • DONATE FOOD If you're Marin organization with fresh food to donate, click here to learn how you can participate.
  • VOLUNTEER Choose food trips that are convenient for you. Click here for a simple way to make a big difference!
  • RECEIVE FOOD In a Marin nonprofit? You can get the food you need, when you need it. Free of charge. Click here to learn more.

Contact (415-997-9830) to make an appointment with their expert staff who will walk you through the whole process. It’s easy, simple and free! And your business will benefit from a tax deduction based on your donation.