Get Help Finding Free Food

SF311. SF311 operators can offer support in over 20 languages, and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via phone and online. Dial 3-1-1 (within SF) or 415-701-2311 (TTY 415-701-2323).

SF Marin Food Bank: Free Food Locator Service. Use the Food Bank’s Food Locator tool to find food assistance in San Francisco and Marin Counties. The food locator can help you locate weekly free groceries, monthly food boxes for seniors, one-time emergency food, or help you enroll in CalFresh (food stamps). The Food Locator is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

SF Service Guide. Visit the SF Service Guide and select the Food button to access information about food assistance in San Francisco.

Sign Up for CalFresh. The CalFresh Program, formerly known as Food Stamps, can add to your food budget to put more nutritious food on the table. CalFresh issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many Farmers' markets and grocery stores. The amount of the benefit is based on the size of your household, your income, and your housing expenses. CalFresh benefits come on a debit card, called the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, which you can use just like a bank card at most food stores.

Looking for an Afterschool or Summer Meal Site Near You?

The CA Meals for Kids mobile application can help you find nearby Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs Sites through your iOS, Android, or Microsoft device.

Find sites by physical location, county, city, zip code, and site name (even partial site names!), and filter services by meal types (lunch, snacks, etc).