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 Aging and Adult 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.
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 delivery the groceries to seniors and adults with disabilities each Wednesday morning between 9am – 12pm, rain or shine.
The HDG program is a natural extention 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 applications and the wait list.
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 does the application over the phone.
How to volunteer
As the HDG program grows to keep up with the demand of food-insecure seniors in San Francisco, our need for more volunteers for this program also continues to grow.
Find out how you can be a part of this important program to keep older adults and those with disabilities nourished and living independently in their own homes.
Contact Sherien Elamad at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 415.343.1289.