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If you are a low-income senior, you can visit a community center for tasty meals or have them delivered to you at home.

Community Dining Program

San Francisco's Office on the Aging funds numerous community dining programs, collectively called the Congregate Meals Program.

CHAMPSS Program

This new program for adults 60 or older and their spouse/partners regardless of age, provides healthy and nutritious meals at a designated restaurant. Click here for more information. 

Home-Delivered Meals

If you are unable to shop for or prepare your own meals due to a physical or mental condition, and are homebound, you may be eligible to have meals delivered to your home. A small suggested donation is requested for the meal. Eligible participants will be given an opportunity to donate.  No eligible participant will be denied a meal because of inability to contribute. For more information call (415) 355-6700.

Emergency Meal Program

Emergency meals are available for seniors and adults with disabilities who have no meal support and are unable to provide meals for themselves. People who are receiving inadequate or limited nutrition, which may cause imminent medical distress, are also eligible. Emergency meals are reserved for people whose income is up to 300% of the federal poverty level (currently $31,200). For more information call (415) 355-6700.

Single Room Occupancy Food Outreach Program

This program provides weekly supplemental groceries to homebound residents of five single room occupancy (SRO) hotels in the Chinatown area.

Food Pantry Programs

These food pantry programs provide weekly or bi-monthly supplemental grocery to low income seniors and disabled adults.  The sites are located throughout San Francisco.  Contact 211 for eligibility and more information.