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Healthy food delivered by friendly volunteers reduces isolation and hunger
We provide home-delivered groceries to support better health and increased self-sufficiency for seniors and neighbors with disabilities.
Our Home-Delivered Groceries program encourages better health and promotes independent living for seniors and neighbors with disabilities by bringing nutritious groceries to their homes.
For hundreds of homebound residents in San Francisco, a weekly knock on the door brings a delivery of fresh groceries. Each bag includes a balance of nutritious foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy, beans and legumes, lean protein, and whole grains. Thanks to the support of the San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS), we expanded our Home-Delivered Groceries program last year. Participation increased throughout the year, averaging 1,446 deliveries per week to homebound seniors and adults with disabilities.
Many of our participants are unable to visit our pantries because of low mobility, but they still have the desire and ability to prepare meals at home. They benefit greatly from the autonomy that comes with cooking and preparing their own meals with fresh groceries delivered to their home through our program.
We are always looking for more organizations to help staff new Home-Delivered Groceries locations. If your organization is interested in taking part, please call Andy Burns at (415) 282-1900 ext 376, you can learn more here.
We expanded our Home-Delivered
Groceries program to serve an additional
We helped recruit and manage volunteers
who deliver weekly bags of groceries to
I’ve been receiving the groceries for about six months now. And it’s helpful, yes. You bet. It helps me out financially. And I eat well. It’s very good and nutritious. I get my vegetables every Wednesday through the delivery. And usually, it’s enough to last me a whole week. I add meat to some of the vegetables I get. I also get chicken and ground turkey sometimes. It’s very helpful in many ways.”
- Ralph, 80 years old, Home-Delivered Groceries program participant