Everyone Welcome

April 6th, 2017

At The Food Pantry, we welcome everyone to get food and to give food. We’re grateful for our volunteers of all ages, and we particularly appreciate the ongoing help from students at Live Oak School.
Please contact us if you’re interested in volunteering (individuals only, no groups, please.) You can lend a hand any time from 9AM-3PM on Fridays.

by Chiara Volpi, age 10

What to Do

January 17th, 2017

Our people are facing a great deal of change in the coming years. It’s hard to know what to do as individuals, and as communities: yet we know it’s crucial to continue to act. And so we welcome all people to The Food Pantry to feed and to be fed, to take care of each other, and to build community.
Our deepest thanks to our volunteers, to our donors, and to everyone who makes the work of The Food Pantry possible.

Volunteer sorting oranges at The Food Pantry


November 22nd, 2016

The Food Pantry celebrated sixteen years of work this November, with deep gratitude for all our amazing volunteers, participants and donors.

We know what a hard year it’s been for people in our city, our nation, and around the world. Folks feel unmoored by current events, and frightened as they try to keep their families safe. Amid sorrow, conflict, displacement, political upheaval and economic uncertainty, it remains a great blessing to participate in The Food Pantry––a place where every week, no matter what, all kinds of people come together to share food with their neighbors, and to care for each other in the most basic way.

At The Food Pantry, we believe in building community by empowering people to work together and share food with others. It’s a privilege to be part of such a diverse, growing community–-and we invite you to be part of this meaningful work!

The Food Pantry receives no government, foundation or church money; we’re sustained by people who care about making a real difference. Your donation of $60 will help feed a family for an entire year: donate online, or mail a check to: The Food Pantry, 500 DeHaro, San Francisco CA 94107.

And come volunteer with us on a Friday, any time from 9AM-3PM–all ages are welcome. Thank you!

Note: The Food Pantry will be closed November 25, December 23 and December 30, 2016.

Fall/Winter Schedule

November 10th, 2016


November 11 GREEN
November 18 YELLOW
December 2 GREEN
December 9 YELLOW
December 16 GREEN
January 6 YELLOW

Halloween at the pantry

Fall/Winter Schedule

October 29th, 2016

We just celebrated Halloween at the pantry with Mary Poppins!
Please note that we will be CLOSED for
Thanksgiving (November 25)
Christmas (December 23)
New Year’s (December 30)

Summertime at The Food Pantry

June 16th, 2016

Summer is here! We’ve got melons, stone fruit, and fresh vegetables. Come lend a hand any Friday from 12noon-3PM.

Spring Schedule

March 4th, 2016

Spring is coming! We’re enjoying the last of the winter root vegetables, and getting in the first bright green produce.
The Food Pantry will be CLOSED ON FRIDAY MARCH 25 for Holy Week, but then we’ll be back and celebrating spring. Come join us!

Welcome Back!

January 5th, 2016

The Food Pantry will open January 8th. We look forward to seeing you in 2016.

Thank you for 2015!

November 27th, 2015

Thank you for another wonderful year of The Food Pantry!

We will be CLOSED Christmas Day (December 25) and CLOSED on New Years Day, January 1; we re-open on January 8, 2016.

Please join us in celebrating the holidays by donating to The Food Pantry: your gift of $60 helps us buy food for one family for a year.

You can donate online using the DONATE button at the top of this page, or mail your check to: The Food Pantry, 500 DeHaro Street, San Francisco CA 94107. All gifts are fully tax-deductible, and received with gratitude!

People Get Ready

May 15th, 2015

Thanks to all our student volunteers from Live Oak 4th&5th grade and their teacher Naomi, who have been working with us five at a time this year. They all came today, spoke beautifully about their experiences, and serenaded The Food Pantry with “People Get Ready.” We’re so grateful for their participation.