Meals Delivered to Seniors

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Human Services Agency

Fiscal Year 2017-18
Target: 1,692,624 meals

Target Status:

Fiscal Year 2016-17
Result: 1,740,579 meals

Home-delivered meals support frail, homebound, and isolated seniors who are unable to shop or prepare food on their own and lack other assistance. Eligible Health Services Agency (HSA), Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) clients receive one to two well-balanced meals a day, have their well-being monitored, and are referred to other services as needed. The home-delivered meals program helps keep seniors healthy, supports their ability to live in the community, and avoids or delays higher healthcare costs in long-term care facilities.


How the Human Services Agency is Performing

San Francisco is on track to provide more than 1,700,000 meals to seniors in fiscal year (FY) 2016-17. Between July and December 2017, DAAS provided more than 950,000 meals, putting the City on track to exceed last year's total.

In FY 2015-16, increased budget allocations enabled DAAS to increase its contracted service levels by about 26 percent, or 311,035 meals. Service providers also secured additional sources of funding in FY 2015-16 to serve approximately 119,400 more meals than originally planned, eight percent over contracted service levels.  A total of 4,776 seniors were served in FY 2015-16. 

The waiting list system does not currently track waiting list size over time. HSA is working with the Office on Aging and a database vendor to develop a new waiting list platform that will allow the agency to better track wait list length on a monthly basis. The new database is scheduled to launch by November 2016.

How Performance is Measured

This measure represents the number of home-delivered meals provided to seniors at their place of residence. Data for this measure is based on meals provided by the Elderly Nutrition Program and the emergency home-delivered meal service.

The number displayed on the scorecard page represents the FY 2015-16 value in the chart above.

Additional Information

Learn more about various food resources and programs on the DAAS website.


Please visit DataSF for the scorecard data.