Where Families Can Get Free Breakfast, Lunch and Supper in San Francisco During School Closures

Today Mayor London Breed announced the San Francisco Unified School District is offering free meals to be served at several locations around San Francisco for families with children while schools remain closed (May 1st).

No identification or proof of school enrollment is required, but a child must be present. Breakfast, lunch, supper, fresh fruit, vegetables and milk will be provided to take home. Shelf-stable meals will also be available. Families will not need to enter the school building for pick-up.

Beginning Monday, March 30, we will be open two days per week but continue to provide five days worth of food. This new schedule reduces the number of days families need to leave home for pick-up but the amount of food each child will receive remains the same.

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Some local restaurants have mentioned on our their social channels that they will also offer meals to families in need. So far that list includes 1608 Bistro on Bush Street but if you know of others please let us know.

Update: Breed also announced today that the Main Public Library and 37 Rec and Park buildings will operate as emergency care facilities for children of parents on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak AND low-income families.

Both agencies will suspend regular indoor programming effective Friday, March 13 at 6 p.m. Parents on the front line include San Francisco-based hospital staff, Department of Public Health employees, and activated Disaster Service Workers. more info

SF Public Library: We will close to the public at the end of business today thru March 31. During this time, we will help support the child care needs of low income families and parents on the front line of the COVID-19 outbreak. Thanks for your patience and understanding. We’re in this together!

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Free Grab and Go Meal Sites

SITE SCHEDULE
A.P. Giannini MS
3151 Ortega St
Mon & Wed 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Pop-up Pantry Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Bret Harte ES
1035 Gilman Ave
Mon & Wed 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Brown MS
2055 Silver Ave
Mon & Wed 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Carver ES
1360 Oakdale Ave
Mon & Wed 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Carmichael K-8
375 7th St
Mon & Wed 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Pop-up Pantry Thursday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Chavez ES
825 Shotwell St
Mon & Wed 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Pop-up Pantry Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Denman MS
241 Oneida Ave
Mon & Wed 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Pop-up Pantry Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
El Dorado ES
70 Delta St
Mon & Wed 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Jordan HS
325 La Grande Ave
Mon & Wed 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Lau ES
950 Clay St
Mon & Wed 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Pop-up Pantry Thursday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lick MS
1220 Noe St
Mon & Wed 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Lincoln HS
2162 24th Ave
Mon & Wed 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Pop-up Pantry Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Longfellow ES
755 Morse St
Mon & Wed 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Mission HS
3750 18th St
Mon & Wed 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Pop-up Pantry Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Roosevelt MS
460 Arguello Blvd
Mon & Wed 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Pop-up Pantry Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Rosa Parks ES
1501 O’Farrell St
Mon & Wed 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Pop-up Pantry Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
SF International HS
655 De Haro St
Mon & Wed 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Washington HS
600 32nd Ave
Mon & Wed 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

South San Francisco Unified School District is also offering free meals for children at the following schools: El Camino High School, South San Francisco High School, Parkway Middle School, Westborough Middle School. Meals will be available Monday through Friday, March 16 – April 3rd Full details here

Comments

  1. Hi, I work with a group of seniors that bag groceries from the sfmfb weekly and delivery to 80+ seniors and people with disabilities; we have been told that we won’t be allowed to use our area at the park and rec to provide for our neighbors. :(

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  2. I think it’s self-evident that the city should provide for those in need, but there’s no wrong in questioning the execution just to ensure that all safety measures are taken as not to counteract the purpose of closure in the first place. Protocols such as temperature checks, ensuring people have face masks and maintaining a distance from one another are things I hope those taking action have considered.

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  3. I’m so happy to read this post. I love my city, and I want every man, woman and child in SF to be safe, and to have the food and care that they need. Thank you, city of San Francisco!!

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  4. Will children who are dropped off at libraries be screened for health issues, and will their parents be asked whether any family members have symptoms or been diagnosed with the virus? Will DSW adults be trained to work with specific age groups and what will the ratio of adult to child be? Will classroom teachers who are qualified be hired to provide quality care?

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  5. Will the children who are being dropped off at libraries be screened for health issues and will the parents confirm that there are no cases of the virus with family members? Also, will the staff be qualified to handle specific age groups, and what will the ratio of adult to child be? What about CPR training and basic first aid? Can teachers be hired as well?
    Thank You

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  6. @Joe B

    This is not just a “desire” to want to help these kids, it’s a NECESSITY for them to have food to LIVE. School may be the only place that these kids can have a meal every single day, some even taking this food home to their families.

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    1. food possibility contaminated or prepared by people who may have this ‘virus’.

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  7. Families will not need to enter the school building for pick-up.

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  8. Shouldn’t this headline read “Where Families Can Gather Together To Spread the Novel Coronavirus In Oder To Completely Negate the Purpose of School Closures”? I understand the desire to help those in need, but if the answer is to make people come together in groups and line up for food, or place children together in libraries, why bother closing the schools? “We’re closing schools for public safety, now come back and gather at the schools if you’re in need”.

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    1. Families rely on SFUSD and SF food banks to eat their next meal.

      That’s one thing to stand in line outside. Another thing completely is to have 200 students at a time mingling in a school cafeteria.

      If you have a better idea on how to ride this and not leave SFUSD families unattended, I’m sure they’ll be delighted to hear from you.

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      1. Will children who are dropped off at libraries be screened for health issues, and will their parents be asked whether any family members have symptoms or been diagnosed with the virus? Will DSW adults be trained to work with specific age groups and what will the ratio of adult to child be? Will classroom teachers who are qualified be hired to provide quality care?

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      2. standing in line or mingling, it’s a GATHERING. Everyone’s precautions are absurd and contradictory.

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    2. So would you rather these KIDS and their families STARVE? Do you not understand that school may the ONLY place for these kids to receive a meal?????? Because if you don’t realize this, then NO you do NOT understand the need. It’s not a “desire” to feed these kids, it’s a NECESSITY for them to LIVE.

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      1. that’s an awful lot of question marks..settle down.

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    3. Agree Joe B. I’m all for providing the meals that these kids would get at school and can’t get at home. But to drop kids off at the library does not make sense to me. I understand that many parents can’t take the time off of work, but this seems counter-productive to the purpose of shutting down schools.

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    4. Agreed!!!

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