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The Multicultural Center of Marin (MCM) is continuing its essential services during this health and economic crisis. MCM’s weekly food distribution is providing food for over 500 families every week, up from about 100 per week before the crisis, including home delivery for the most vulnerable recipients. MCM’s weekly radio show in Spanish, “Cuerpo Corazon Comunidad,” is providing information about wellness and needed services. To learn more or to support MCM’s community assistance, visit MulticulturalMarin.org. Pictured (above, top) are MCM volunteer and Canal resident Anita Hernandez and (above, bottom) MCM Executive Director Douglas Mundo.  -Photo courtesy of MCM 

ExtraFood.org launched a project with Insalata’s Restaurant in San Anselmo to give 6,000 freshly-made meals to food-insecure people sheltering place in Marin. ExtraFood.org founding board member and Insalata’s owner Heidi Krahling is deploying a small crew to the kitchen to cook and package the food. For two months, Insalata’s will produce 150 meals per day, five days a week, for ExtraFood.org to deliver to individuals and families in need. Pictured (above, top) are kitchen staff in action and (above, bottom, left to right) ) Krahling, an ExtraFood.org volunteer and ExtraFood.org Founder Marv Zauderer.  -Photo courtesy of ExtraFood.org

Fresh, nutritious takeout meals are available at the Jackson Café at Whistlestop. Come to the Active Aging Center, 930 Tamalpais Ave., San Rafael, Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and you can order right from the front door. Lunch price for  Whistlestop members is $6, non-members pay $10. For additional information and menus, go to whistlestop.org/nutrition/jackson-cafe.  -Photos of Jackson Cafe takeout courtesy of Whistlestop

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