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Groceries and Meals

HSA and our community partners provide food assistance to individuals, families, older adults, and adults with disabilities. With additional support from the Give2SF COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, we've enhanced many of our food programs to help vulnerable San Franciscans through this time.


For individuals and families

CalFresh food assistance

CalFresh is a federally funded benefit program for people with limited income. A monthly CalFresh benefit is added to your EBT card, which works like a debit card when you buy food at most grocery stores. You can apply for CalFresh even if your change in circumstances is temporary. Learn more and apply.

Additional CalFresh benefits during COVID-19

  • EBT Online: Use your EBT card to order groceries online from AmazonWalmart also offers EBT Online and grocery pick up at a store location near San Francisco. Learn more (English | Spanish) and check back for additional stores offering EBT Online.  You can also order your groceries for store pickup at several Safeways in the City. Check the list regularly for updates (English | Spanish).
  • CalFresh emergency benefit extended: This allotment is automatically added to your EBT card to increase your monthly benefit to the maximum allowable amount. You'll get  this month's allotment around the first week of next month.

For children

Benefits for school-age children

  • Pandemic-EBT is a state-funded food benefit for children that is being offered again this year.
  • Meals for Kids is a federal resource to help you find meals for your children while schools are closed due to COVID-19 and the summer months.

For older adults and adults with disabilities

DAS and its community partners support several food assistance programs that offer meals and groceries for delivery and to go. Learn more.

For all San Franciscans

The City's new webpage Get Food Resources and 3-1-1 helpline provide food options and a map for free and paid groceries, prepared meals, food delivery, and food banks nearest you.