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Food & Seasonal Programs

Providing Food & Living Essentials

We’re fighting food insecurity one bag at a time. We operate the largest food pantry in Marin, ensuring that individuals and families who live in poverty in Marin County don’t need to choose between paying the rent and putting food on the table. 

Let's Look at the Numbers


Bags of groceries provided annually.


Families receiving food donations every week.


Marin residents are food insecure.

Poverty Causes Hunger in Marin County

Along with feeding families and individuals who are homeless, we provide a food pantry to help the thousands of low-income households in our community. There are many who live below the poverty line, but the poverty line sets the bar so low, that many above it are still living on unlivable wages and need assistance. We’re here to help.

Food Pantry

Our pantry distributes more than 22,000 bags of groceries annually to over 350 families every week and provides regular care packages including toiletries, socks, and underwear to our homeless clients.

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Seasonal Programs

We run a number of seasonal programs that provide essential items, food and financial support to people in need at critical times of the year. Our Seasonal Programs include: Back to School Backpack Drive, Thanksgiving Meal Kits, Family to Family Holiday Gift Cards, and a Holiday Dinner for those experiencing homelessness.

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Want to volunteer in our Food Pantry?

We have opportunities for volunteers to work our Food Pantry packing and distributing bags to clients, as well as helping with fundraising, outreach, and general administrative tasks.

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Looking to Make a Difference?

At Ritter Center, we value each and every way our supporters are changing the lives of low-income seniors, veterans, and families and those experiencing homelessness. Check out all the ways you can make a difference.