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Good food for all

Overview

Hunger and poor access to healthy food are realities for people of low income in Marin, despite the county’s general affluence. Over the past year, food insecurity among the low-income families and communities of color we serve within the county has intensified. At a time when so many have so much and others have so little or nothing at all, Community Action Marin wants to raise awareness about what we can do together to make healthy, good food accessible to everyone in our community. Take a look at some of the safety net programs we provide access to that help build food security

Impact

The Numbers

70% 

Of families we serve have limited access to healthy foods 

1 in 5

Families (and 1 in 3 seniors) in Marin struggle to put food on table

550+

Healthy, organic meals provided to  children in Marin daily

Programs

Community Action Marin is working hard to address and eliminate food insecurity. We are growing food and partnering across the county to strengthen healthy food access and justice for all. The agency’s Whole Family Approach works to ensure that needs are met and outcomes at the individual, agency, and community levels are achieved to strengthen well-being. 

Central Kitchen

The Central Kitchen, a 2,000 square foot commercial kitchen, is one of only a few in Marin County and is located in the heart of San Rafael.  When not in use for Community Action Marin programs, we help to support local food entrepreneurs and non-profits that need a commercial kitchen by renting space.

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Healthy Meals

Supported by funders, parents, partners, and community, we are committed to healthy eating and active living for all of us. Our menus include new items that include fresh spring produce, as well as familiar favorites. 

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Production Farm

Our organic garden offers a replicable and scalable model for creating a sustainable community resource for good, healthy food.  The Production Farm has 15,000 square feet of land dedicated to orchards and organic crops. Last year we gave over 40,000 pounds of groceries to food insecure families, increasing food security across the county! 

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Apprentice Program

Our Kitchen Apprentice Program trains and mentors those seeking a career in the food industry or entrepreneurship opportunities focused on food. The 6-month program equips individuals with the knowledge and skills to develop and launch a small food business or to join the larger food and hospitality industry.

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If you are interested in learning more about food justice and all of Community Action Marin’s
advocacy efforts,
click here. 

Watch our Good Food for All Video!

Click here to watch the video with Spanish subtitles
(Vea el video “Comida Saludable Para Todos” con subtítulos en español aquí.)

You can also download our Good Food for All Discussion Guide for ideas on what you can do to improve food access in Marin! Get our English or Spanish Guide now!

Discover a Path to a Food Industry Career

Our Kitchen Apprenticeship Program trains and mentors those seeking a career in the food industry or entrepreneurship opportunities focused on food. The 6-month program equips individuals with the knowledge and skills to develop and launch a small food business or to join the larger food and hospitality industry.  

All of what grows in our farm, it goes directly straight to our kitchen and is incorporated into our menu. We want to have the kids be able to get in there, get dirty, dig, plant, harvest and see the entire process. From planting a little seed to having it grow and being able to taste it.

Leah Walton
Nutrition Services Manager