Our doors may be closed but we're still here for you. We've gathered some useful resources to help you navigate through this period of time. Below are some community support agencies, foodbank and delivery options.
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One Richmond is an identity developed by residents of the Richmond to unify our community and to cultivate neighborhood pride centered on taking care of one another, taking care of the Richmond, and supporting our local businesses. One Richmond aims to build and strengthen community among our Richmond District residents and businesses. For more information, click here.
Food Bank/Food Pantry
San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank is the critical link between food and people. They provide food to over 450 community partners and will distribute 48 million pounds of food to 225,000 people in need - enough for 100,000 meals a day. Find a food bank near you, click here.
Roosevelt Middle School Pantry Pop-Up
155 Palm Ave (Pantry will be on the back side of Roosevelt, outdoors)
Every Tuesday @ 9AM – 1PM
No sign-up or ID required
For more information, click here.
San Francisco Food Resources
For the public and people who may be newly food insecure, the Emergency Operation Center’s Feeding Unit has launched a public webpage and 311 resources to help people navigate their food options, including community providers or public benefits. If you have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak and need food, you can get groceries including: fresh produce, prepared meals and other food related services. To search for food resources near your location, click here.
Food Delivery Options
Balboa Village SF
The Balboa Village Merchants Association is doing everything they can to help our community and small businesses work together to get through these unprecedented times. If you were recently laid off or unable to afford a meal due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and would like a free meal, please sign up on Balboa Village SF website.
Self-Help For The Elderly
Self-Help For The Elderly deliver healthy, delicious meals that have been prepared with the purpose of building a balanced diet. Alongside the meals, they also offer a friendly visit to check on seniors to confirm their safety and happiness. If you are interested in their home delivered meals, contact them here.
Department of Disability and Aging Services
Reduced-cost Taxi Ride Program: The Essential Trip Card (ETC) program will provide two to three round trips per month at 20% of the cost of a regular taxi fare. All taxis in San Francisco will accept the card to pay for essential trips like grocery shopping or medical appointments during the shelter-in-place. Customers who pay $6 will receive $30 in value on a debit card or can pay $12 for $60 in value for taxi trips on a debit card. Cards can be refilled once a month for each month until this temporary program ends. Older adults (65+) and people with disabilities can apply for the ETC program by calling 311 and mentioning the program. Staff will be available weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. to sign-up participants or answer questions.
Discount Taxi Program
SFMTA announced the launch of the Essential Trip Card - a discount program to help seniors and people with disabilities make essential trips using taxis during this crisis. With this discount, registered customers will pay only 20% of the cost of a regular cab ride! For all the details: visit: SFMTA or Call 311.
COVID-19 Data and Reports
San Francisco’s response to the coronavirus emergency is grounded in data, science and facts. Data are an important tool to help San Franciscans see the whole picture of coronavirus in our community. It can help us all do our part and see over time how the situation is changing. Click here to see COVID-19 Data and Reports
Get Tested, San Francisco!
If you are an essential or frontline worker serving the community of San Francisco, you can be tested at any time. You do not need to be experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. Essential workers include those who leave their homes to do their job and cannot maintain social distance or who interact with the public.
If you are an adult living in San Francisco, you are eligible to be tested if you are experiencing a symptom(s) of COVID-19 and/or you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the past 14 days. COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, loss of smell, chills, body aches, headache, fatigue, diarrhea, runny nose, and congestion.You do not need a doctor's note to schedule a test, and you will not be charged for the test. The sites welcome those who are uninsured or who have barriers to healthcare. If you have health insurance, you will be asked to provide that information.
Why it is important to complete the 2020 Census
Every 10 years, the Us Census Bureau attempts to count every person in the United States, regardless of citizenship status. The Census helps determine the distribution of political power and funding from the federal government to our communities. This can be extremely important for non-profit organizations like the Y who serve the community. For more information click here.