Healthy food delivered by friendly people reduces hunger and isolation
We provide home-delivered groceries to support better health and promote independent living for low-income seniors and adults with disabilities.
For thousands of homebound residents in San Francisco, a weekly knock on the door brings a delivery of fresh groceries and a friendly visit. Every bag includes a balance of nutritious foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy, lean protein, and whole grains. Thanks to the support of the San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS), we continue to expand this program that serves as a lifeline for so many people.
Many participants are unable to visit our pantries because of mobility challenges, 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 homes.
We helped recruit and manage volunteers
who deliver weekly bags of groceries to 3,214 homebound clients
We added 1,164 participants last year
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