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The Giving Marin Community Partnership, a major initiative of the business community and Marin Independent Journal, offers local nonprofit organizations assistance with marketing through sponsored ads in the paper and online along with exposure via social media platforms.

At the end of 2018, Giving Marin gave back 15% of revenues generated through the program to Marin County nonprofit organizations. More than 130 organizations applied for the grants. Through a rigorous process, six organizations were chosen to receive $10,000 each. Over the next few months, we will share with you the impact of these grants.

Giving Marin’s $10,000 grant has made a significant impact for ExtraFood’s county-wide food recovery program and the vulnerable children, adults, and families it serves. The grant has helped ExtraFood to increase awareness of its program through marketing activities, paving the way for increased food donor enrollment. By increasing resources dedicated to marketing and outreach activities, ExtraFood has been able to meet with more prospective food donors and persuade them to shift their behavior from wasting food to donating it.

The grant has helped ExtraFood grow its volunteer program and increase the usage hours of its refrigerated truck, expanding the organization’s pickup and delivery capacity to rescue more healthy, fresh food for more people in need in our community.

ExtraFood has delivered to 122 sites and picked up food from 225 donors from all over Marin County.  ExtraFood works with many local nonprofit organizations to help maximize everyone’s efforts, volunteer hours and donations. Dozens of businesses support ExtraFood in various ways and scores of businesses are regular food donors. Hundreds of volunteers power the engine that keeps the program running! For information about how you can help, visit

ExtraFood founder and CEO Marv Zauderer

The new refrigerated ExtraFood truck

ExtraFood volunteer and partners

Photos courtesy of ExtraFood

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