To locate emergency food, go to foodlocator.sfmfoodbank.org and DO NOT specify a zip code. List will display emergency food sites that are currently operating across the county. There is no registration process at this time. Participants can simply go to a site to receive assistance.
Pop-up pantries are being opened across SF and Marin to accommodate large numbers of people who have lost access to food due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Also operating seven pantries at schools, providing to-go meals for students. When students and parents pick up their breakfast and lunch, they will also be able to get pre-bagged groceries to take home.
Continuing to purchase and send out extra shelf-stable food items (above and beyond the typical bag of groceries) for participants to set aside in case they can’t make it to a future weekly pantry.
Also home-delivering to the most vulnerable populations, including low-income seniors.
Accepting volunteers to participate in home-delivery programs and provide groceries to homebound seniors.
Provides weekly food distribution consisting of fresh produce, meat, and shelf-stable products. Participant can only pick up food from site at which they are registered. (It is not possible to pick up from an alternate site if the distribution date is missed or if the site was closed.)
Some distribution sites are specific for seniors and individuals with disabilities only. Seniors and individuals with disabilities can register at these distribution sites or at a standard site.
Low income seniors are also encouraged to enroll in the monthly Supplemental Food Program (see separate program entry).
Same day food: New applicants may be given food the same day that they apply, if there are resources available after standard distribution. New applicant must wait on site until the end of the distribution period. *If same day food is needed, refer to the Emergency Food Box Program under the same agency.
Transferring to a new pantry site: Applicant must go to new site during enrollment period to request transfer. Official transfer can take up to two weeks. As with initial enrollment, same day food is not guaranteed.
Visit the food pantries during program hours (no phone access).
Languages Available: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish
Payment Description: No fee
Intake and Eligibility: Must be resident of San Francisco or Marin counties.
<br />For senior/disability specific site: Must be senior aged 60 or older, or individual with disabilities aged 18-59.