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San Francisco food pantries.

A number of food pantries in San Francisco provide assistance, support, guidance, and more to low income families. In addition to the social services, they of course distribute free food and groceries to those who need help in the community. There are several leading non-profit organizations as well as pantries to stop by or call in the region for assistance.

Below you will find a listing of the main San Francisco food banks. Some are only open limited hours, and may have an application process or require proof of your hardship, so it is always recommended to call the food pantry first to learn about any terms or conditions they have. If you don’t meet their qualifications, then look into state of California government programs such as CalFresh. Or WIC can provide free infant formula as well as baby supplies.

San Francisco food pantries, churches, social service offices, non-profits, and food banks provide help to tens of thousands of families every year. Some locations also provide items such as clothing, holiday meals, or free back to school supplies. Many people need some short term support to make it through a difficult period or crisis, and the distribution centers help meet that need.

Bayview/Hunters Point/Visitacion
Bayview TLC Family Resource Center.
1601 LANE ST (at Quesada, in Bayview)
Phone number - 822-9404
Must live in 94124 zip code.
The pantry will offer one-time assistance only and an emergency food box for any SF resident. the hours are limited. Call the food bank M-F from 9am-5pm.




Girls 2000 (Hunters Point Food Pantry)
Address - 195 KISKA (at Dormitory, in Hunters Point Boys & Girls Club).

Heritage Homes & Britton Court.
243 REY (at Sunnydale)
This pantry is only for residents of Heritage Homes/Britton Court.

Our Lady of Lourdes
Location of pantry - 410 HAWES (at Innes) in San Francisco California
Phone number is 695-0562





Youth With A Mission.
Address - 357 ELLIS (near Jones)
Telephone number - 885-6543

Rainbow 7th Day Adventist.
1400 PALOU (at Keith)

Jones Memorial United Methodist Church.
1975 POST (at Steiner)
Phone number - 921-7653
Only residents of 94115 zip code are served. The church may have hot meals, shelter, and more for the low income and homeless. They also pass out free Christmas meals as well as food boxes to struggling San Francisco County families.

St. Paul Tabernacle Baptist
1789 OAKDALE (at Phelps).
Telephone number - 642-4965
Must live in the San Fran 94124 zip code

Free The Need
827 Joost Avenue
San Francisco, California 94127
The free food pantry is for Excelsior and Mission districts neighborhood in San Francisco.\

Iglesia Presbiteriana de la Mision
Location is 3261 23rd St.
San Francisco, California 94110
Dial (415) 647-8295
Food assistance is for Spanish speakers as well. Free groceries, Boxed or Canned Juices, pasta, cereal, and much more may be offered.




New Life Lutheran Church
395 Addison St.
San Francisco 94131
(415) 586-6525

Grace Fellowship Community Church
3265 16th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 703-6090
Low income families, or struggling people, can use the food bank for help. There are also Easter, Thanksgiving , and Christmas meal services, clothing, toys, and other resources.

Little Bethany Missionary
1636 Armstrong Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 822-7288

Asian Community Garden
Main address is 002 Diana St.
San Francisco, California 94124
(415) 373-4006
Food for Asians, Japanese, Chinese, and other immigrants is offered. The pantry caters to their diets and nutritional needs.

Mason Broadway Food Pantry
Address is 1430 Mason St.
San Francisco, California 94133
(415) 986-1886





Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
999 Brotherhood Way
San Francisco 94132
Dial (415) 584-4747
Dry and canned goods, fresh produce, paper products, hygiene supplies, and personal toiletries to those in need.

United Council of Human Services
1065 OAKDALE (near Ingalls)
Dial the pantry at 643-1700
A clothing closet may have shoes for children, coats, or work attires. Various government and social services programs are administered in San Francisco County, including WIC and food stamps. CalFresh applications help immigrants, households living in poverty, as well as the unemployed.

1850 MISSION (between 14th & 15th Streets)
Call - 487-3240
Must live in 94110 or 94103

Diamond Heights at St. Aidan’s
101 GOLDMINE DR (at Diamond Heights Blvd)
94131 zip code

Fill Up America.
1050 S. VAN NESS (bet 21st & 22nd Street)
Dial the pantry at (800) 994-0041.
All San Francisco families can contact the center.

Potrero Hill Family Resource Center
751 MISSOURI (at Turner)
206-2121 (M-F 9am-4pm).
Fri 12-4pm, last two Saturdays of the month 10am-2pm
Must live in 94107 zip code to get food or meals.
Call for one-time-only emergency food box for any San Francisco California resident (no ID required).

Salvation Army Family Services, Mission
1156 VALENCIA (bet. 22nd & 23rd Street)
Dial - 648-0260
Offers free food, groceries, and financial assistance programs. Several Salvation Army centers are in the county. Many also have thrift stores or clothing closets on site. The aid distributed includes groceries, free Christmas assistance (meals and gifts), and maybe funds for paying rent, energy bills. Or apply for programs such as REACH or low income housing. More information.

Women's Building.
3543 18TH ST. (bet. Valencia & Guerrero).
Phone number - 431-1180 ext. 11 (M-F 9am-5pm)
A focus is on helping females, including single moms. Everything from infant formula to diapers, perishable food, meat, and fruits are passed out.





Treasure Island
Treasure Island Homeless Development Initiative.
Address - 850 AVENUE I ON TREASURE ISLAND (at 11th Street in the Shipshape Building).
Food pantry phone number - 274-0311

Calvary United Methodist Church
Address - 1400 Judah (near 19th Ave)
Call for food - 566-3704
Must live in 94121, or 94122 zip code

Fill Up America.
200 ONONDOGA (near Otsego).
(800) 994-0041.

Visitacion Valley Community Center
Pantry address is 66 Raymond Avenue
San Francisco, CA, 94134
Call 415-467-4499
They offer supplemental food program in San Francisco County. The center also has government aid, and distributes USDA government food box.

Bayview Senior Connections is located at 5600 Third Street, San Francisco, CA, 94124. Call 415-282-1907. Another pantry is at 18th Street SFHA Building is based at 3850 18th Street, San Francisco, CA, 94114. The food bank is only for low income seniors age 60 or over, pregnant women, families with children under the age of six, and new mothers up to one year of age. Services include free meals on wheels for the elderly or disabled, lunches as well as recreational activities, and much more.

OMI Family Resource Center
650 CAPITOL (near Montana).
Phone number is 406-1370.
In order to apply, you need to live in 94112, 94116, or 94132 zip code.

OMI Senior Center
Location of pantry - 65 BEVERLY (at Holloway)
Food boxes for seniors, home delivered meals, transportation, and other support. They also help the elderly apply for Medicare and other benefit programs.

Temple United Methodist Church.
Church address - 65 BEVERLY (at 19th Ave).
Phone number - 586-1444.
Must live in the local zip code 94112, 94127, or 94132. Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas meals are served too.

Tenderloin/Chinatown/SoMa Mary Elizabeth Inn.
1040 Bush Street (near Jones).
Dial for help - 673-6768
Hours of center - (M-F 8am-4pm).





Project Open Hand.
Address - 730 POLK (near Ellis).
People with symptomatic or disabling HIV or AIDS can get food and meals.

San Francisco Rescue Mission.
140 TURK (bet. Taylor & Jones).
Telephone number - 441-1628
94102 zip code is served
The free food pantry service provides individuals and families with free food or groceries. It includes pasta, cereal, Thanksgiving as well as Christmas meal boxes, and more.

St. Anthony’s Emergency Food Pantry.
65 JONES (at Golden Gate).
May have canned goods, clothing, CalFresh applications and more. Or learn more about government food.

Western Addition/Haight Bethel AME Church.
Address - 916 LAGUNA (at Golden Gate).
Call for help - 921-4935

Booker T. Washington Community Service Center
800 PRESIDIO (at Sutter).
Phone number - 928-6596. Produce, canned & dry goods.

First Friendship Inst. Baptist Church.
Location - 501 STEINER (at Oak).

Korean American Senior Service.
745 BUCHANAN (at Grove).
Call 255-9371.
Focuses on the elderly, homebound, and senior citizens. Government commodity foods, hot meals, and more is offered. Or get information on government assistance such as Medicare or the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church.
Address - 2135 SUTTER (near Pierce).
Need to live in 94102, 94109, or 94115 zip code in California.

St. Andrew Missionary Baptist Church.
2565 POST (near Baker).

San Francisco California food pantry phone numbers

The churches, agencies, and non-profits listed above are just examples of local food banks and pantries. Call 800-870-3663 to find additional locations or get further help. Referrals are given to USDA programs including free school lunches, surplus commodities, and more.



By Jon McNamara

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