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SF’s Updated Food Resources Map: Grocery Stores, Free / Low-Cost Groceries & Meals

San Francisco updates its excellent map where to find free / low-cost groceries and prepared meals
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In April, Mayor London Breed announced a citywide effort to help San Franciscans access food during the COVID-19 pandemic. This effort includes providing food for people who are currently in quarantine or isolation, and providing information about food resources to people who are otherwise food insecure.
If you have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak and need food, you can get Groceries including fresh produce, Prepared meals and more with lots of resources on SF’s food resources website.

The San Francisco Food Resources Map

Find available food resources on the San Francisco Food Resource Map. This lists dozens of locations throughout San Francisco with prepared meals (Free or low-cost) and Groceries (Free or low cost).

You can search for services benefiting low-income, Adults with disabilities, children or seniors. View the Map

Other ways to get help:

  • Sign up for CalFresh – a family of three can get up to $509/month for groceries and farmers markets. Apply online.
  • Get help accessing food by calling 311 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Check the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank Food Locator to find food pantries, free groceries, and emergency food.

SF’s Food Pantries: Find Free Food & Groceries

Updated 5/15/20 – Pop-up pantries may be able to help you quickly, 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. SF-Marin Food Bank FAQ

Pop-up pantries don’t require an ID or any documentation to access. Seniors enrolled in pantries may be able to sign up for home delivered groceries.

Monday

  • 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

Tuesday

  • 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

Wednesday

  • 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

Thursday

  • 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

Friday

  • 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

Saturday

  • Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center, 9 am – 1 pm / 650 Capitol Ave, San Francisco, 94112

Low-Cost Takeout Meals for Seniors

Updated 5/15/20 – San Francisco’s Congregate Meals Program supports community meal sites across the City that serve lunch every day for a small suggested donation. All sites offer meals to people aged 60+ and some also serve adults 18-59 years old.

View the site directory for each location’s contact information. Please note: if the site is not listed below, it is temporarily closed.

  • 30th Street Senior Center
  • Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center
  • Canon Kip Senior Center
  • Castro Senior Center
  • Centro Latino de San Francisco/Los Mayores
  • Curry Senior Center
  • Downtown Branch -San Francisco Senior Center **
  • Dr. Davis Senior Center
  • Excelsior Senior Center
  • Glide Daily Free Meals program
  • Glide Senior Nutrition Program
  • I.T. Bookman Community Center
  • Kimochi Senior Center
  • Mission Neighborhood Center
  • OMI Senior Center
  • Project Open Hand Central Site
  • Richmond Senior Center
  • Rosa Parks Senior Center
  • Russian American Community Services
  • Star Hotel
  • Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center
  • Veterans Commons (Swords to Plowshares)
  • Visitacion Valley Community Center

Daily Free Meals For Anyone In Need

Updated 5/15/20 – Anyone in need or experiencing food insecurity can access free meals that the following locations in San Francisco. See the latest updates at sf.gov/get-food-resources

St. Anthony’s
Free pre-packaged to-go meals:

  • 1 meal per person
  • Pick-up at 45 Jones St (and Golden Gate Ave)
  • Every day 10:00 am to 11:45 am for seniors 60+ and families with children
  • 11:30 am to 1:30 pm for all

Glide
330 Ellis Street
Phone 415-674-6040
Free hot meals:

  • In takeout containers
  • 3 times a day during the week
  • Breakfast every day, 8:00 am to 9:00 am
  • Lunch Monday to Friday, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Dinner Monday to Friday, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Bagged meal given after breakfast on Saturday and Sunday

Mother Brown’s Kitchen
2111 Jennings Street
Phone 415-671-1100
To go meals:

  • Breakfast Monday to Friday, 7:30 am
  • Dinner 4:30 pm


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