Disability + Aging Services Groceries + Meals

The Department of Disability and Aging Services (DAS) and our community partners offer free food programs to older adults, veterans, people with disabilities.

    Home-delivered meals

    This program delivers nutritious meals to individuals who are homebound and unable to shop for or prepare their own meals. These meals are prepared and delivered by community-based organizations in our non-profit network. 

    To apply, call DAS at (415) 355-6700.

    Community meals

    This congregate program serves nutritious meals at community dining centers across the City. Note: Due to COVID, many dining centers may provide take-out meals only, or as an option with limited communal dining.

    To find a meals site, view our complete list, or call DAS at (415) 355-6700 for details.

    Home-delivered groceries

    This program delivers food pantry groceries each week to low income older adults and adults with disabilities who have difficulty transporting groceries home due to limited mobility.  The supplemental groceries are delivered for free by the SF-Marin Food Bank or one of their partner organizations.  

    To apply, call DAS at 415-355-6700 or the SF-Marin Food Bank at (415) 824-3663 (call or text) or help@sfmfoodbank.org. 

    Grocery bags for pick up

    Our partnership with the SF-Marin Food Bank provides fresh produce and other nutritious ingredients at dozens of free food pantries across the City.

    To enroll and find pickup locations near you, call the SF-Marin Food Bank at (415) 824-3663, email help@sfmfoodbank.org, or use their Food Locator tool.

    CHAMPSS

    Choosing Healthy Appetizing Meal Plan Solutions for Seniors (CHAMPSS) offers adults who are 60 years of age and older the opportunity to eat a healthy meal at designated restaurants. Our current restaurant partners are S & E Cafe, Phosure, and Henry's Hunan. There is a suggested contribution of $4.00 per meal.

    Learn more on the CHAMPSS website or call Self Help for the Elderly at (415) 677-7600 or the DAS at (415) 355-6700.

    CalFresh food assistance

    CalFresh provides low-income individuals and households with a special debit card to purchase food at grocery stores, farmers' markets, and other food outlets. 

    Call CalFresh (415) 558-4700 or DAS at (415) 355-6700.