In a high-cost neighborhood like the Richmond District, it can be a challenge to make ends meet. People from all over our neighborhood, including hard-working people with low-wage jobs, can find themselves unable to afford all the food they need. Thanks to our partnership with the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank, we provide over 1000 Richmond District residents with free produce and groceries each week through our volunteer-run food pantries.
The Home Delivered Groceries program is an extension of our three food pantries. In partnership with the Richmond Senior Center, The Richmond Neighborhood Center matches local volunteers with 150 senior participants whose mobility issues make it difficult to get groceries home on their own.
CalFresh (formerly known as the food stamp program) is a federal nutrition benefit that provides program participants with a means to purchase food. Benefits can be used at grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and for some, benefits may even be used at restaurants and community meal programs.
The Richmond Neighborhood Center is an application assistance site and can help you find out if you are eligible and assist you with online enrollment!