Food Assistance

CalFresh Food Stamps is a benefit that helps low-income people and families buy food. CalFresh is a federally mandated, state-supervised, and county-operated government program designed to eliminate hunger in the United States.

CalFresh Restaurant Meals Program allows eligible homeless, disabled, and/or elderly (ages 60 and above) CalFresh benefit recipients to use their CalFresh benefits to purchase hot, prepared food from participating restaurants.

CHAMPSS program makes it easy for adults 60 or over to receive a convenient nutritious meal any time on weekdays during the restaurant’s service hours.

Congregate Meal Program provides lunch every day for a small suggested donation at many different locations around the city. It's a great way to not only get a good meal, but to meet other seniors and participate in different activities as well. You must be 60 years of age or older to receive a meal at a congregate meal site.  No eligible participant will be denied a meal because of inability to contribute.

Eatfresh is an online resource for CalFresh (SNAP, or food stamps) eligible individuals and families.  Through this site you can find a list of local famer's markets that accept EBT and WIC.  Eatfresh also has resources for low cost healthy recipes and meal plans.

EatSF bolsters current food programs by giving people additional healthy calories to take home to their families.  Vouchers are distributed through corner store markets in low-income neighborhoods, driving customers to the stores to spend money on healthy foods.  Supporting small, locally-owned businesses is a key issue for EatSF.

Free Print Shop(free eats and free pantry chart) provides a listing of free meal serving locations as well as free grocery and produce pantry locations.  

Meals on Wheels of San Francisco, Inc (MOHSF) provides home-delivered meals to low-income seniors.  MOHSF home-delivered meals program helps clients maintain a healthy lifestyle by providing nutritious meals, a daily safety check, and friendly interaction.  Additionally, MOHSF provides home-delivered groceries to seniors with limited mobility, nutrition services, and social work services.

Project Open Hand provides nutrition counseling, education and nutritious meals to people living with critical illness.  These meals are available for pick up or home-delivery if clients are homebound.  Project Open Hand also offers healthy groceries that can be picked up once a week for clients and caretakers who are able to prepare meals.  

Single Room Occupancy Food Outreach Program provides weekly supplemental groceries to homebound residents of five single-room occupancy (SRO) hotels in the Chinatown area.