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Click here or on the icon below to find free weekly groceries.

Additional food resources:

211 United Way of the Bay Area
Dial 211 to connect with other services including basic needs, counseling, free tax preparation assistance, health care, housing, etc. Calls are free, confidential, multilingual and available 24-hours a day.
Trouble calling 211? Dial 800-273-6222 (TTY 415-808-4440 or 711) or visit them online >>


San FranciscoFind a location that provides free breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. 
Marin — St. Vincent de Paul (in San Rafael) serves a hot breakfast, lunch and a take-away dinner seven days a week. 


San Francisco Find a location that provides a meal and social activities for adults 60+ years of age. 
Some sites also serve eligible adults with disabilities, ages 18-59. 

MarinFind a location that provides a meal and social activities for adults 60+ years of age. Reservations are required. Call the site 24 hours in advance. A small donation is suggested but no one is turned away due to inability to contribute.


Dial 211 if you are in need of immediate food assistance. You may be eligible to receive a three-day emergency supply of shelf-stable food. This service is available once in a 12-month period.


For more information and eligibility requirements, click here (English). (In Chinese) (In Russian) (In Spanish). To access a calendar of CSFP food distribution sites (pdf), click here.

This federal program is called the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). Contact our Program Manager at 415-282-1900 ext. 370 to find out if there is a waitlist.


The SF-Marin Food Bank can help eligible, low-income individuals and families apply for supplemental nutritional assistance benefits. Call 415-820-1448 or set up an appointment with our outreach team at
Formerly known as the food stamp program and known nationally as SNAP (supplemental nutrition assistance program), this program provides a monthly nutrition benefit that is used via an EBT card (similar to a debit card). The benefit can be used to purchase groceries at major markets, small retailers, and even farmers’ markets.  
San Francisco 
In San Francisco, you can also apply directly online through Benefits CalWin or visit the Human Services Agency offices at: 
• Main Office: 1235 Mission Street between 8th and 9th Streets
• Career Link Center: 3120 Mission Street at Cesar Chavez Street
You can also call Food Assistance Service Center at (415) 558-1001 and follow the prompts to speak with a benefits consultant in your language of choice.
Marin County
In Marin, you can apply directly online through C for Yourself or visit the Human Services Agency offices at:
• San Rafael: 120 North Redwood Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903, phone (415) 473-3400
• West Marin: 100 6th Street,  Point Reyes Station, CA 94956, phone (415) 663-8231


Visit for access to healthy recipes, support from online dietitians, and helpful nutrition resources. Information is available in English, Chinese and Spanish.