Full-Time Executive Director
Thirty-five percent of all food is wasted in the U.S., and food waste creates an enormous environmental problem: if global food waste were a country, it would rank third in greenhouse gas emissions after the U.S and China. Yet 1 in 5 people in Marin County worry about where their next meal will come from.
ExtraFood’s mission is to help end hunger and food waste in Marin County. Our first step is our county-wide food recovery program: we rescue excess fresh food from Marin’s businesses (such as grocery stores, farmers’ markets and farms), and immediately deliver the food to safety net partners (such as senior housing centers, homeless shelters and food pantries), who serve Marin’s most vulnerable children, older adults and families. ExtraFood secures food donations such as fresh produce and prepared food that match our partners’ food needs, and our volunteers and staff drivers, dispatched using proprietary technology and by text message, pick up and deliver the food, 365 days a year. In 8 years, ExtraFood has organized, rescued, and delivered 5,000,000 pounds of food and reaches 8,000 people with its deliveries.
As one of the few county-wide nonprofits in Marin, ExtraFood has established itself as a crucial organization helping to solve the problem of hunger, helping county and city governments to achieve aggressive greenhouse gas emissions goals through landfill reduction, and helping to serve people in need during disasters and crises. ExtraFood is helping to solve the problem of hunger in a unique way, leading a movement to transform Marin’s food system: from wasting food to donating it for people in need. For ExtraFood, food justice is racial justice: we are increasing equitable access to healthy, fresh food.
For more information on ExtraFood, please visit www.extrafood.org
ExtraFood is seeking a visionary leader who is excited to build on a strong foundation and lead the organization into the future as its next Executive Director. This is a unique opportunity to helm a well-respected and established organization working at the intersection of food justice and the climate crisis to bring about real and lasting systems change.
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