Good food for all

Growing food and partnering to strengthen healthy food access


Hunger and poor access to healthy food are realities for people of low income in Marin, despite the county’s general affluence. In fact 4.6% of county residents are unable to find fresh fruits and vegetables in their neighborhood. Food insecurity over the last year among the low-income families and communities of color we serve within the county has intensified with 1 in 5 families (1 in 3 seniors) struggling to put food on the table.

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 food justice and 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

Living our values guides all that we do. With trust as our foundation, we pursue healing-centered engagement to bring about transformational change. We also recognize the importance of doing the work in our own house to create meaningful steps toward equity and well-being in order to do the hard work to accomplish our goals of racial and economic justice in our Marin community. Take a look at how we build a thriving workplace and the tools we use to do the work of racial and economic justice. Download both tools in English or our roadmap in Spanish by clicking the buttons below.


The Numbers


The pounds of produce grown at our production farm in 2022


The number of healthy, organic meals and snacks provided to children in Marin daily


The square footage  of land Community Action Marin turned into dedicated orchards and organic crops this past year


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