There are about 7,500 homeless people living in San Francisco, and a larger number in the greater Bay Area. With rising housing and living costs, it’s not getting easier for people living on the street.
Fortunately, there are also lots of local organizations providing services to those in need. We’ve compiled a list of many of the places, sorted roughly by geography, that provide regular hot and fresh meals. This list primarily focuses on the organizations and services that provide multiple hot meals each week or daily meal service. There are many more places that provide a weekly or monthly meal, as well as food banks that distribute groceries and fresh food. Project Homeless Connect has a fairly comprehensive listing of homeless services if you’re looking for more information, and the independent county food banks are valuable resources for fresh food pick-ups. If we missed an organization that provides a place for homeless residents to get a regular hot meal, please let us know in the comments below.
Most of these organizations are also in need of volunteers and/or donations. Contact them directly to sign up or to inquire about what they specifically are looking for.
330 Ellis Street [map]
San Francisco, CA 94102
Ph: (415) 674-6000
Breakfast: Daily, 8am-9am (seniors’ breakfast 7:30am-8am)
Lunch: Daily, noon-1:30pm (bagged lunches on Sat, Sun)
Dinner: Mon-Fri, 4pm-5:30pm
Begun in 1969, Glide provides meals daily in the dining room, plus special meals around the holidays and a number of other services.
The dining room also hosts two monthly food distribution programs, as well as clothing programs, a medical clinic, and a social work center.