The Home Delivered Groceries (HDG) pilot program started on July 14, 2010 with 50 clients as a partnership between Meals on Wheels San Francisco, the Department of Disability and Aging Services, and the SF-Marin Food Bank with a goal to assure low-income seniors with limited mobility receive fresh groceries and the ability to maintain their independence in their home. Today we serve nearly 500 individuals!
The Food Bank delivers the food to Meals on Wheels SF every Wednesday morning. The weekly deliveries include fresh and seasonal produce, meat or protein, and other canned and dry goods. The program at Meals on Wheels is run by approximately 30-50 volunteers who deliver the groceries to seniors and adults with disabilities each Wednesday morning between 9 am – 12 pm, rain or shine.
The HDG program is a natural extension of our Home Delivered Meals (HDM) program and assures that homebound seniors and adults with disabilities receive healthy meals. By deepening our relationship with each individual, we provide seniors the pathway to a smooth transition into our HDM program when they need it.
How to apply
The SF-Marin Food Bank handles all program applications and manages the waitlist.
Call the Food Bank at (415) 282-1907 (messages can be left in Spanish, Russian, Cantonese, and Mandarin and someone will return your call). The Food Bank can do the application over the phone.