The Sangiacomo Flynn Building
home to Meals on Wheels San Francisco’s Industrial Kitchen and Food Distribution Center

Meals on Wheels San Francisco
has served the needs of homebound seniors since 1970. In 2019, we began building a bigger, state-of-the-art industrial kitchen and food distribution center to meet the needs of the growing population of food-insecure and isolated older adults living in the City. The new facility allows us to increase our meal production capacity to between 10,000 – 13,000 meals daily, advance the quality and variety of our meals, and become a source for other organizations with food-based missions to turn to for low-cost, high-quality food. In times of crisis, our kitchen has the capacity to produce up to 30,000 meals a day.

On November 19, 2020, the vision of this new kitchen became a reality and we were thrilled to officially open The Sangiacomo Flynn Building, home to the Andy and Teri Goodman Nourishing Kitchen, located at 2230 Jerrold Avenue in the Bayview! Scroll below to learn about the features of this new facility that will serve the nutritional needs of homebound seniors for many decades to come.

Take a virtual tour of our kitchen!


Building Features
  • The 35,794 square foot facility located at 2230 Jerrold Avenue, San Francisco, includes a state-of-the-art cook-chill area, high bay freezers, assembly production areas, receiving docks, and rooftop solar panels
  • The kitchen is designed to more than double the efficiency and output of meals from 8,000 meals daily to up to 30,000 and to maximize quality and choice for clients
  • The production facility is the only one of its kind in San Francisco that will use cook-chill equipment to produce bulk food to be used in meals
  • The kitchen is located near the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market in the Bayview, allowing for food recapture opportunities; in time, the facility may also be able to help other organizations fulfill their missions through food
  • The facility will house a test kitchen for the creation of new, nutritious, medically tailored recipes based on the availability of seasonal foods
  • Photovoltaic cells will offset electricity needs, providing an estimated annual savings of $50,000

First Floor

Second Floor

Third Floor

The Need

Seniors in San Francisco face a tough road – housing, cost of living, and rising medical costs.

Everyone has a friend, family member, or neighbor who’s been touched by Meals on Wheels. The impact of aging is inevitable – and it will affect all of us someday.  Meals on Wheels San Francisco makes sure that the people who took care of us aren’t forgotten, that their worth is acknowledged, and that they continue to enjoy personal connections, inclusions, respect, and receive nutritious meals.
In 2010, we prepared 523,000 meals, stretching our capacity in order to meet the growing need. Now, with our new kitchen, our capacity has tripled allowing us to prepare 2.5 million meals in 2023.

Watch the November 19, 2020, virtual dedication of The Sangiacomo Flynn Building


We are happy to announce that the 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign for our new industrial kitchen and food distribution center is completed! 

Thank you for supporting this once-in-a-lifetime campaign either through a donation or purchase of a paver. Your support helped us build (and now open) The Sangiacomo Flynn Building, home to the Andy and Teri Goodman Nourishing Kitchen. This bigger and better kitchen has the capacity to take us through many more decades of providing millions of nutritious home-delivered meals to seniors in need. Thank you for making this dream a reality!

Additionally, we want to recognize and thank Jack Dorsey, #StartSmall, and MacKenzie Scott for their recent and very generous gifts that officially closed the campaign and helped us meet our fundraising goal. #StartSmall is Jack Dorsey’s philanthropic initiative to fund global COVID-19 relief, girls’ health and education, and efforts towards Universal Basic Income. Dorsey transferred $1 billion (28% of his wealth) to #StartSmall in 2020.

By finishing this campaign on time, we can now focus our efforts keenly on our core programs, particularly our home-delivered meals and social services operations that are critical to our clients.

We officially celebrate the opening of The Sangiacomo Flynn Building, home to the Andy and Teri Goodman Nourishing Kitchen

New milestones to announce about our new kitchen!

  • Construction of the new kitchen is completed; much of the furniture and equipment has been moved in and set up.
  • We officially have keys and soon, staff will be moving into the building to begin training on the new kitchen equipment.
  • Full kitchen operations to begin by end of October.

Meals on Wheels San Francisco Executive Chef, David Hernandez, highlights some of the features and capabilities of the new ovens that just arrived at our soon-to-be-opened facility.

This week is the one-year anniversary when we officially broke ground on this project and began a new chapter in our organization’s history. We’re are thrilled at the progress of the new kitchen — see photos below! 

  • State-of-the-art industrial kitchen equipment is starting to be placed inside the facility. Soon staff will receive safety and operational training on each piece of equipment.
  • The interior areas of the new kitchen are almost completed with many walls painted and carpeting and other flooring installed.
  • The outer perimeter fence is under construction.
  • Pavers have been installed in the visitor entry walkway. Soon, many of these will have inscriptions from supporters.

We’re excited to see the transformation of our new kitchen and food production facility take place! We’re less than 60 days away from occupying the facility as construction continues to move forward.

  • Approximately 91% of the funds have been secured for the capital campaign. We have approximately $3.7million to raise; learn how you can make a donation to the capital campaign with the purchase of our commemorative pavers.
  • Drywall and doorframes have been installed and corridors are taking shape.
  • Refrigeration rooms are being installed.

Now more than ever, we are looking forward to completing the construction of our new kitchen and food production facility so that we can increase our meal production and storage capacity by double in order to help those in need during crisis situations such as COVID-19. To date:

  • We’ve reached our “topping off” milestone — a point in construction where the last beam is put into place. See the slideshow below for pictures from the event.
  • Interior walls, floors, and ceilings are starting to be installed.
  • Fundraising for the $41 million project continues with $4.7 million needed to complete the project.
  • The public is invited to be a part of our MOWSF history with the purchase of Pavers to be installed in our walkway entrance. Pavers can be purchased here.

We are truly excited to provide you with the latest information on our efforts to build our new kitchen and food production facility. Here are the highlights to date:

  • Hosted a groundbreaking marking the official start of construction on July 25, 2019
  • Secured 100 percent financing and New Markets Tax Credit support
  • Approximately 82 percent of the funds have been raised for this project to date 
  • Foundation is now poured and walls are beginning to go up
  • Kitchen is slated to open beginning of the fourth quarter 2020

Photos & Videos

July 2-13, 2020 Photos: MOWSF

June, 2020 Photos: MOWSF

March 9, 2020 Photos: MOWSF

April, 2020 Photos: MOWSF

Oct. – Nov., 2019 Photos: MOWSF

January, 2020 Photos: MOWSF

July 25, 2019 Photos: Constanza Hevia

News Coverage

Thank you to our Partners & Collaborators

Inventive Partnerships and Collaborations Serving the San Francisco Community and Helping Seniors Thrive:

  • San Francisco Dept of Aging & Adult Services – funding, advocacy, service evaluation
  • San Francisco/Marin Food Bank – Partners with us in delivering groceries to seniors
  • San Francisco Office of Economic and Workplace Development
  • Rebuilding Together – addressing senior safety
  • Shanti Project/PAWS – helping MOWSF seniors care for their beloved pets
  • Institute on Aging – together serving adults with disabilities
  • Tenderloin Hunger Task Force, Food Security Task Force, Long Term Care Coordinating Council
  • Leadership positions in Meals on Wheels America and Meals on Wheels California, Sharing resources, advocacy and public awareness at the state and federal levels

Project Team Partners

  • Jackson Liles Architecture
  • Plant Construction
  • Skyline Partners, Inc.
  • Kitchen Professionals

Thank you to supporters of the 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign

We gratefully thank the following supporters for their commitments to the 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign which were received between July 1, 2017 and July 10, 2020.

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Avril and Charlie Barry
Cindy A. Black
Marc Blakeman
Shannon and Rob Bloemker
The Bob A. Ross Foundation
Phillip Bohaboy
Marty and Norman Buckhart
Helen Burt
Katie Callahan and Mark Mance
Max Carter-Oberstone
Elizabeth Cartwright and Alan Casserly
Anne Chan
Lois and Steve Chess
Andrew Cleeland
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Jim Connelly and Anne Mackenzie
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Brittany Packnett Cunningham
Lindy and Erin Cunningham-McKnight
Dr. Roy L. Curry
Sharon and Mike Dixon
R. Stephen Doyle
Chris Dressel
Joyce Dubay
Andrei Dunca
Ted Dreussfrey
Janet Erickson
Feigenbaum Nii Foundation
Jennifer and Alex Fervel
First Republic Bank
Laura Flynn
Russ and Lee Flynn
Sara Flynn and Donald Libbey
Dennis Flynn
Amy Flynn and Paul Burke
Elizabeth Foster and Michael Harris
The Friend Family Foundation
Carol Furlong
Samantha and Mark Furstein
Jason Gamble
The Carl Gellert and Celia Berta Gellert Foundation
Tyler Gerking
Leslie and Umberto Gibin
Patricia Y. Girardi
Emily and Sam Glick
Teri and Andy Goodman
Pamela Grant
Dr. Roger and Mary Greenberg
Judy and Richard Guggenhime

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Halff Windham Foundation
Mary Hao
Cecilia and Jim Herbert
The Herbst Foundation, Inc.
Adee Horn
Rita Hovakimian
Bill Hughes
Robert Isackson
Inner Spark Foundation
William G. Irwin Charity Foundation
Pamela J.D. and William Johnson
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Kaiser Permanente
Shannon Rogers and Rohan Kalbag
Cara Kandangath
Sari Karet
Nancy Koch
Keyes-Sulat Family Fund
Karen Kimmey
James and Susan Kirk
Thomas Klein
Koret Foundation
Hamila and Roman Kownacki
The Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation
Nancy Leavens Fund
Neil Leiberman
Linda Lester
Elaine Libbey
Denise Lieberman
Connie and John Linehan
David Linnell and Linda Davisson
Sarah Macintyre
Neil MacPhail
Timothy Marten, MD and Mary Heylin
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Ereca Miller and John Shrewsberry
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Kate and Wes Mitchell
John Moliski
William Moliski
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Lyndsay Murrow
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Kathern Nowell
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Mary and LH Pitts
The Platinum Packaging Group
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Andrew Ranahan
Richard Rapoport
Mary Risley
Rogers Family Foundation
Ronald Rogness
Rita Rome
Kay Rousseau and Stuart Montgomery
Amee Rusche
Gerry and Jim Sangiacomo Family Fund
Susan Sangiacomo and Diana Pelliccione
Yvonne and Angelo Sangiacomo
Family Foundation
San Francisco Office of Economic and Work Force Development
Patrick and Valerie Schmalz
The Schmidt Family
William Sheppard
Nancy and Kevin Sidow
B. Lois Sitter
Dr. Ian Patrick Sobieski
Brian Spiers
The Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation
Andie Stern
Jeffrey Stephenson
Craig and Maureen Sullivan Family Fund
Peter and Marie Sullivan
Sutter Health CPMC
Jessica Sweedler
Jay Teevan
Judy Todd
TPG Global, LLC
Al Tsacle
Uber Technologies, Inc.
Frank Van Veenendall
Monique and John Viola
Barbara Walkowski
Atsuko Watanabe and David Sovie
Irvenia Waters and José Allen
Gerald Wallner
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc.
Mary Ellen and Jim Wilson
Cindy Wong
Rosemary T. and Harry K. Wong
Thomas Yale
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Douglas Young
Lisa and Todd Zabelle
Xavier and Liz Zang

New Market Tax Credit Partners
Capital Impact Partners
Community Vision
San Francisco Community
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