EXTRAFOOD.ORG

Food Recovery With the Human Touch

aka ExtraFood.org   |   Kentfield, CA   |  http://extrafood.org

Mission

To help end hunger and food waste in the North Bay, California.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Mr. Will Dittmar

Co Principal Officer

Cherie Graham

Main address

907 Sir Francis Drake Blvd

Kentfield, CA 94904 USA

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EIN

46-4025887

NTEE code info

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Forty percent of all food is wasted, and food waste is a massive contributor to the climate crisis. Yet in Marin County, California, 1 in 5 people -- in normal times -- worry about where their next meal will come from. And right now, there's far more need and far more worry. There is enough healthy food for all in Marin, but there has been a critical, missing link between those who have it and those who need it. ExtraFood fills that gap. 

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

County-Wide Food Recovery Program & Community Meals Program

ExtraFood rescues excess fresh food from North Bay businesses -- such as grocery stores, farmers' markets, restaurants and caterers -- and immediately delivers it to nonprofits that serve our community's most vulnerable people: Low-income seniors, children, working adults and families who can't make ends meet, the homeless, people at risk for homelessness, and many more. Since 2013 we have rescued nearly 6,000,000 pounds of food and delivered it to 146 sites across the North Bay, including 41 new food programs we have started with our partners. We are reaching 8,000+ vulnerable people every week.
ExtraFood's Community Meals program uses the excess capacity of restaurants and caterers to give freshly-made meals to people in need. During COVID-19, ExtraFood has given 90,000 meals, some of which are made with rescued ingredients, to people hit hardest by the crisis.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Homeless people
Children and youth

Where we work

Accreditations

Nonprofit of the Year for Marin and Sonoma Counties 2022

Affiliations & memberships

Heart of Marin: Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence 2017

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of food donation partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

County-Wide Food Recovery Program & Community Meals Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These only include our active regular food donor partners with regular food pick-ups scheduled weekly. This does not include our spontaneous or occasional food donor partners.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

ExtraFood is the only company that rescues excess fresh food from any Marin organization – such as grocery stores, schools, and farmers’ markets – and immediately delivers it to nonprofit partners serving our community’s most vulnerable children, adults and families, 365 days a year and free of charge.

Our staff locates food donations that match our safety net partners’ needs – fresh produce, prepared food, dairy products, eggs, meat, packaged goods, and baked goods – and our volunteers (or staff drivers in our refrigerated vehicles), dispatched online and by text message, pick up and immediately deliver the food. We focus our deliveries in the areas of greatest need, especially the “food deserts” of the Canal, Marin City, and West Marin, where residents lack sufficient access to healthy, fresh, affordable food.

We're reaching more than 8,000 vulnerable people every month with deliveries of nutritious, fresh food, with priority given to healthy proteins and prepared foods, dairy products, fresh fruits and vegetables, and whole grains.

ExtraFood continues to receive far more requests for food than we have supply. To accelerate towards the objectives of ending food waste and hunger in Marin, our immediate goal is to make food recovery a way of life in our county: to enroll every available food donor in our program, and to capture every available pound of excess fresh food for the vulnerable children, adults, and families of our community. To that end, we are growing our food recovery program:

• Increasing staff time devoted to increasing our food donation base, prioritizing healthy proteins including prepared foods and dairy products; fresh fruits and vegetables; and whole grains.
• Expanding staff driver hours in our refrigerated vehicles to augment our quickly-growing volunteer team. This enables ExtraFood to pick up larger donations and extend our range to such underserved areas as the West Marin coast.
• Recruiting more volunteers, expanding our technology platform, and increasing support staff hours to handle a much larger number of food pickups and deliveries.
• Continuing to create new food programs with our nonprofit partners, expanding the safety net to reach more people in need where they live, work, and study.

And, through our Community Meals program, we are using the excess capacity of our restaurant and caterer partners to give freshly-made meals to people in need -- 80,000 meals during the pandemic -- help keep food-service workers employed, and help keep restaurants and caterers afloat during this challenging time.

Working together, we can reach the day when all in our community have the food they need.

ExtraFood is solving hunger differently:

Leading a movement to transform Marin's food system: from wasting food to donating it.

Sharing the abundant resources of our community -- high-quality fresh food and 60,000 hours of volunteer time so far -- with our community.

Using our nimble model to harness the power of our community and respond quickly to the most urgent of needs during disasters and crises.

Using the excess capacity of restaurants and caterers to give freshly-made meals -- some made with rescued ingredients -- to people in need.

Expanding our county-wide food recovery coalition as a renewable, long-term resource for Marin.

ExtraFood was founded on a vision:

A vision of food justice: That everyone, everyone in our community should have the food they need.

A vision of climate action: That food waste and its massive harm to our planet must end.

And a vision of community: that by building a living, growing coalition of people and partners, we can get there.

Food waste and hunger, in Marin, are solvable problems.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    ExtraFood began labelling freshly-made meals in English and Spanish.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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EXTRAFOOD.ORG

Board of directors
as of 07/15/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brian Monahan

ExtraFood.org

Term: 2023 - 2022

Carla Buchanan

Carla Buchanan, MFT

Heidi Krahling

Insalata's and Marinitas Restaurants

Matt Slepin

Terra Search Partners

Brian Monahan

Dentsu International

Paul Austin

PlayMarin

Jon Alferness

VaroBank

Kathy Carver

Gerry Morgan

Four Corners Property Trust

Sherry Wangenheim

Financial Consultant

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/5/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/05/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.