Our Impact in Marin

The food distribution network in Marin County has been significantly strengthened since the SF-Marin Food Bank merged operations in January 2011.

This past year we distributed over 5 million pounds of food in Marin County — more than double the amount at the start of the recession. That's enough food for more than 12,000 meals per day.

Farmers' market-style pantries

We have 35 weekly farmers’ market-style pantries at locations throughout Marin. Residents of Marin City, the Canal District and even the remote communities of Bolinas and Tomales in West Marin — areas with high need, limited transportation options and few grocery stores — are able to access pantry programs. New pantries in Fairfax, Corte Madera and Novato are now open in the early evenings or on the weekends so that individuals and families are able to access food at the times that are most convenient for them.

Serving low-income seniors

Seniors have greater access to nutritious groceries through our expanded network of brown bag pantries and our home-delivered grocery program, ensuring that low-income seniors have the ability to cook healthy meals to maintain their health.

Programs for children and families

Our Healthy Children Pantry Program has really taken off, with 9 high-need schools hosting pantries that serve nearly 1,000 households each week. In addition to providing critical groceries to families in need, these programs can be a great way to build community among the teachers, staff and families of the school.

Hunger in Marin

“The news here is the people who are in line and needing food are people who never thought that they would.”
Rev. Katharine Harts, Pastor
Fairfax Community Church