Assemblymember Marc Levine, D-Greenbrae, has honored ExtraFood as the North Bay’s 2022 Nonprofit of the Year. ExtraFood rescues excess food from local businesses and partners with fellow nonprofits that serve Marin’s most vulnerable children, families and seniors.
“We are truly honored to receive this award from Assemblymember Levine for our work to end hunger and food waste in the North Bay,” said Will Dittmar, executive director of ExtraFood. “We accept this award on behalf of not only our incredible staff but also the hundreds of volunteers, food donors, recipient partners and financial partners that work with us 365 days a year. Together we serve our community’s most vulnerable children, seniors and families.
ExtraFood has partnered with over 300 food donors and 146 nonprofit organizations in Marin County to rescue food and serve the hungry. Their volunteers deliver food to over 8,000 people every week, and have rescued over 5 million pounds of food in the last decade.
Levine serves as chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Food Systems whose work explores the nexus between California’s bountiful agricultural industry and the growing need of communities throughout California to increase access to healthy and affordable food.
“I am proud to recognize and celebrate the important work of ExtraFood,” Levine said. “They are an exceptional model for how to address hunger, reduce food waste and fight climate change all at the same time. They are providing fresh, healthy foods to many who would not otherwise have access to it. And they have become a critical part of Marin County’s emergency response, providing over 90,000 freshly-made meals during the COVID-19 pandemic alone. I am grateful for their work and service to the community.”
For more information, visit ExtraFood.org.