19 Free Pop-Up Food Pantries in San Francisco
If you’re in need, the SF-Marin Food Bank is here to help with 19 pop-up pantries in San Francisco and 5 in Marin County to offer you free groceries to as many people as they can help.
This can help bridge the gap while you apply for CalFresh or other benefits. If you don’t qualify for other food assistance programs, pop-up pantries can provide food for you and your family.
Can you Help? Learn more about volunteering
Every week, the SF-Marin Food Bank pantry network distributes help to anyone who is struggling to buy food. The average box is about 30 lbs. The selection of items at the pantry will vary according to availability, but distributions usually include an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, a protein item (eggs, frozen chicken, or frozen pork), rice, and a canned item. Sometimes juice, milk, spices and other shelf stable items are also available.
During the COVID-19 crisis, they have launched pop-up pantries that are open to the public; no need to show ID or sign in to receive groceries every week.
Due to the “shelter in place” order, they ask that you only attend one pantry and send one person per household to pick up groceries. This helps make sure everyone in need can be helped.
Seniors enrolled in pantries may be able to sign up for home-delivered groceries.
Learn More: SF-Marin Food Bank FAQ
San Francisco Pop-Up Food Pantries
Last verified on 5/19/20. Please note that all pop-up pantries will be closed for Memorial Day on May 25th. Dates and details can change. See the updated list at sfmfoodbank.org/find-food/
- Bayview Opera House, 9 am – 1 pm / 4705 3rd St, San Francisco, 94124
- MLK Middle School, 9 am – 1 pm / 350 Girard St, San Francisco, 94134
- SF Ballet, 9 am – 1 pm / 333 Fulton St, San Francisco, 94102
- Cesar Chavez Elementary, 9 am – 1 pm / 825 Shotwell St, San Francisco, 94110
- Mission High School, 9 am – 1 pm / 3750 18th St, San Francisco, 94114
- Roosevelt Middle School, 9 am – 1 pm / 155 Palm Ave, San Francisco 94118
- James Denman Middle School, 9 am – 1 pm / 240 Seneca Ave, San Francisco, 94112
- Kezar Stadium, 12 pm – 4 pm / 670 Kezar Dr, San Francisco, 94118
- Rosa Parks Elementary, 9 am – 1 pm / 2 Hollis St, San Francisco, 94115
- Stonestown YMCA, 12 pm – 4 pm / 333 Eucalyptus Dr, San Francisco, 94132
- Bessie Carmichael Elementary, 9 am – 1 pm / 375 7th St, San Francisco, 94103
- Cornerstone Church, 12 pm – 4 pm / 6190 3rd St, San Francisco, 94124
- Francisco Middle School, 9 am – 1 pm / 2190 Powell St, San Francisco, 94133
- Gordon J. Lau Elementary, 9 am – 1 pm / 950 Clay St, San Francisco, 94108
- Cow Palace, 9 am – 1 pm / 2600 Geneva Ave, Daly City, 94014
- Giannini Middle School, 9 am – 1 pm / 3151 Ortega St, San Francisco, 94122
- Oracle Parking lot Drive-through Pantry, 11 am – 2 pm / Drive-through only; cars line up on the southern side of Terry A Francois Blvd. / 74 Mission Rock St, San Francisco, 94158
- Lincoln High School, 9 am – 1 pm / 2162 24th Ave, San Francisco, 94116
- Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center, 9 am – 1 pm / 650 Capitol Ave, San Francisco, 94112
Marin County Pop-Up Food Pantries
- Marin Child Care Council, 10 am – 12 pm /555 Northgate Dr Suite 105, San Rafael, 94903
- Bayside MLK, 10.30 am – 12.30 pm / 200 Phillips Dr, Marin City, 94965
- San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 12 pm – 2 pm / 1 Lagunitas School Rd, San Geronimo, 94963
- Tamalpais High School, 11 am – 2 pm / 700 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, 94941
- Kerner Drive-through Pantry, 10 am – 2 pm /2550 Kerner Blvd, San Rafael, 94901
We are opening several new pop-up pantries this week and need volunteers. What is a pop-up? Find out from Tina Gonzales, our director of community partnerships.
— San Francisco-Marin Food Bank (@SFMFoodBank) May 5, 2020
We’ve implemented a new pre-registered timeslots system at the @gordonjlaues @SFMFoodBank pantry so long lines don’t stretch for 6 blocks anymore. Still sobering to see the need in the community though, as neighbors waited in rain for food.
Thank u to volunteers for hard work! pic.twitter.com/Av4CR9gUmh
— Aaron Peskin (@AaronPeskin) May 14, 2020