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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in San Francisco CA

Arriba Juntos - Food Pantry
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.487.3240
Details: Every Thursday, rain or shine, we offer a food pantry distributing free, healthy groceries and fresh produce to more than 900 local residents to help balance their diets.
Christ for All Nations Lutheran Church - Food Pantry
San Francisco, CA 94134
415.468.2937
Details: Christ for All Nations offers a Saturday morning community food pantry for needy Portola residents. Patrons are welcome to join our Chinese-language worship service at 8:30 a.m., immediately before the pantry opens at 9:30 a.m.
Cityteam San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.861.8688
Details: In San Francisco, Cityteam is providing hot meals, safe shelter, showers, and clean clothing to this city's homeless population. Cityteam in San Francisco has a wonderful, caring staff and volunteers that provide foot care to many needy people each year. A full recovery program is in place for men that are on a road of destruction from drugs and alcohol. Cityteam is involved in real life situations with the people that walk through our doors. The caring staff at Cityteam, reaches out to those people in need and shows them there is real hope in Christ in order to formulate an everlasting real change in their lives.
Covenant Presbyterian Church - Food Pantry
San Francisco, CA 94116
415.664.5335
Details: Every Saturday from 9 – 11 am the San Francisco Food Bank Food Pantry distribution in Portalhurst Hall for residents of the Sunset District.
Diamond Heights Neighborhood Food Pantry at St. Aidan's
San Francisco, CA 94131
415.826.8372
Details: As of 12/1/13 St. Aidan’s food pantry has 240 registered households with 510 members. The food pantry is open every Friday from 1 - 2 PM for shopping. The food pantry provides us with an opportunity to reach out to our neighbors in need. Many of our shoppers join with us in our services and fund raising activities. Both volunteers and shoppers feel that St. Aidan’s is their church.
Excelsior Community Food Pantry
San Francisco, CA 94112
415.787.4751
Details: The Excelsior Community Food Pantry offers free groceries to all in need every Saturday. The mission of the Excelsior Community Food Pantry is to strengthen the Excelsior community by distributing food to families in need.
HAFP Food Pantry
San Francisco, CA 94117
415.566.0366
Details: The Haight Ashbury Food Program (HAFP) was founded in San Francisco in 1983 as a neighborhood response to hunger. The Haight Ashbury Food Program currently operates a weekly Pantry Program in partnership with the San Francisco Food Bank. Weekly farmers´ market-style distribution allows clients to select the foods that best meet their families´ needs. From fresh fruits and vegetables to bread and rice, each client receives much-needed, nutritious foods that are otherwise not affordable. The Pantry operates between 12pm and 2pm every Saturday, except when a Saturday is followed by a Monday holiday (when the Food Bank is closed for deliveries).
Jones Memorial United Methodist Church - Food Pantry
San Francisco, CA 94115
415.921.7653
Details: On Saturday mornings, church and community volunteers distribute free groceries (fruits, vegetables and USDA foods) from the San Francisco Food Bank to low income families living in the 94115 area. Persons living outside the 94115 area, are served and given a listing indicating the food pantry near their home. No one is left behind. Participants are requested to bring bags for their groceries. Hours: 8:30 a.m. Distribution of numbers / 10:30 am to 11:30 a.m. Distribution of groceries by number. Church volunteers prepare and serve free lunches to the community on every Wednesday. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
La Raza Community Resource Center - Food Pantry
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.863.0764
Details: Our Food Pantry service offers nutritious groceries free of charge on a weekly basis to low income neighborhood families. Dually serving and building the community, the service is staffed each Wednesday afternoon by our capable and devoted volunteers who are also clients of our Center. Currently, our pantry serves at least 100-120 families per week.
Project Open Hand San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94109
415.447.2300
Details: Project Open Hand is a nonprofit organization that provides meals with love to seniors and the critically ill. Every day, we prepare 2,500 nutritious meals and provide 200 bags of healthy groceries to help sustain our clients as they battle serious illnesses, isolation, or the health challenges of old age. We serve San Francisco and Alameda Counties, engaging more than 125 volunteers every day to nourish our community. San Francisco Hours: Meal Pick-up: 1:30 – 3:30 pm, Monday – Sunday (365 days/year); Grocery Center: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, Wednesday – Saturday; 9:00 am – 4:00 pm on Tuesday; Client Services Department: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Saturday
Richmond District Neighborhood Center - Food Pantry
San Francisco, CA 94121
415.750.8554
Details: In a high-cost neighborhood like the Richmond District, it can be a real challenge to make ends meet. People from all over our neighborhood, including hard-working people with low wage jobs, can find themselves unable to afford all the food they need. Children, seniors, unemployed and low-wage workers make up the majority of those struggling with hunger. Thanks to our partnership with the San Francisco Food Bank, we provide over 200 Richmond District residents each week with free produce and groceries through our youth and volunteer-run Food Pantry. To receive food, you must demonstrate proof of residency in the 94121 zip code. The Food Pantry takes place every Thursday from 2:30-5:00 pm.
San Francisco Food Bank
San Francisco, CA 94107
415.282.1900
Details: Our mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin. It's a huge job that's only gotten harder as our community struggles with a prolonged period of economic distress and record numbers of people are pushed to the point of hunger. Thankfully, thousands of caring donors and supporters have rallied around the Food Bank and enabled us to scale up our operations to meet the need. With 120 employees, 25,000 volunteers each year, and 450 partner organizations throughout the community, the Food Bank is vital lifeline for people in need of food assistance.
SFCF Food Pantry
San Francisco, CA 94112
415.333.7323
Details: SFCF Food Pantry Every Saturday at 11:00
St. Anthony Dining Room
San Francisco, CA 94102
415.241.2690
Details: In San Francisco, one in five adults lacks the resources to provide food for themselves or their families. In the Tenderloin that number is as high as one in two. At St. Anthony Dining Room, we hope to offset this lack of basic resources by serving nearly a million hot, nutritious meals each year, at one of the Bay Area’s largest community meal programs. The meals served feed individuals and families who have slipped through the safety net: veterans, seniors, the working poor, homeless and low-income residents, recent immigrants, recent parolees, and the mentally and addictively ill. A fundamental component of the Dining Room meal service is to welcome each guest with dignity and respect. The Dining Room has served poor and homeless Tenderloin residents since 1950; through six decades of growing demand we have never turned a Dining Room guest away for lack of food. More than one-third of our guests rely on these meals as their only source of food each day; many must decide between paying their rent and purchasing medicine before budgeting for food. This year we will serve more than 2,000,000 pounds of food, 75% of that food is donated or provided free by our community partners. As a model of environmental stewardship, St. Anthony Dining Room composts or recycles 70% of all program waste. The Dining Room is more than a meal service however, it is a community. Whether in a residential hotel room or on the street, 83% of our guests live alone, and the Dining Room is a place to share stories and smiles, a place where someone would notice if they did not show up. Alongside regular volunteers, student, church and business groups volunteer daily, men in our recovery program help prepare each day’s meals relearning the routine of employment and seeing the positive impact they can have on others. An outreach team is also present to provide guidance to guests who would benefit from other programs and services available. In addition to the regular meal service and in collaboration with the San Francisco Food Bank, the Dining Room hosts two monthly food distribution programs which provide groceries to nearly 1,000 low-income San Francisco residents and seniors. Our Dining Room serves hot, nutritious meals 365 days a year. Hours: 10:00am-11:45am Open to Families with Children and Seniors (age 60+), 11:30am-1:30pm Open to Anyone
St. Francis Episcopal Church Food Pantry
San Francisco, CA 94127
415.334.1590
Details: The year 2013 was a good year for the Food Pantry. Thanks to the generosity of St. Francis’ parishioners and friends who support the pantry, we raised a record $3,906 from the Santa Lucia celebration and the Choir’s Thanksgiving Evensong. This amount was matched with money from the Outreach Fund. In October, Susan Reamy wrote the annual Deanery Grant and we received $1000. We are very thankful for the generosity of our parishioners and look forward to continuing this ministry in 2014. As we go forward in 2014 we will continue to send a monthly donation of $525 to the San Francisco Food Bank to help pay for the food we receive every Wednesday. This donation pays for approximately one third of the actual cost of the food. We have agreed to go back to receiving USDA products from the Food Bank. This helps their budget because some of our products will be subsidized by the government and will allow them to save that money on their end. It means a little more paper work for us, but hopefully some good products for our clients too. Since we have sufficient money in our account at this time we can assume the cost for our weekly clean up ($20 a week).
Sunset Youth Services - Family Food Pantry
San Francisco, CA 94122
415.665.0255
Details: The Family Food Pantry provides free nutritious supplemental groceries to low-income families in the neighborhood.
Temple United Methodist Church Food Pantry
San Francisco, CA 94132
415.586.1444
Details: Temple UMC runs a Food Pantry every Wednesday where nearly 400 families receive food in a setting that is both compassionate and dignified. We are always seeking volunteers and need help from 12:30 pm when our truck arrives, right through till 7:30 when we finish distributing the food. Since beginning this ministry four years ago, Temple UMC has given away over one million pounds of food.
The Women's Building - Immigrant Assistance Food Pantry Program
San Francisco, CA 94110
415.431.1180
Details: The Food Pantry intends to address the needs of a multicultural community of immigrants by providing culturally sensitive services such as access to quality food, nutrition classes, wellness activities; as well as, opportunities for community participation. In partnership with the San Francisco Food Bank, the Immigrant Assistance Food Pantry provides over 160 immigrant families with the food they need every week. Cooking healthy meals in their own homes they are able to maintain their independence and a higher quality of life. Organized in a farmers' market-style, clients select the foods that best meet their needs. From fresh fruits and vegetables to bread and rice, each client receives nutritious food that is otherwise unaffordable. Mondays at 9:45am - 11:00am in the Audre Lorde Room (second floor). On-site registration is required every 6 months.
True Sunshine Episcopal (Anglican) Church Food Pantry
San Francisco, CA 94133
415.956.2160
Details: On June 13, 2009 with the blessings of God, True Sunshine Food Pantry started to serve 100 low-income families in Chinatown. It is not always easy to do something new for the first time. The first food pantry day was chaos. It was overwhelmed in managing with many aggressive people wanting food. It got better and better as we learned from experience. Now our food pantry is serving about 300 food recipients every Saturday. The most important factor that made this program success was the teamwork spirit of our wonderful volunteers. These volunteers include members of the adult church members, the youth group with their friends and relatives and some walk-ins. They see themselves as one big happy family.