Poverty in San Franciso


Food and More

St. Anthony Foundation - provides meals, health services, clothing, counseling
121 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
Martin de Porres - provides daily hot meals (breakfast & lunch). It also offers showers and minor health care.
225 Potrero, San Francisco, CA 94103-4814
Food Not Bombs - started in Boston in 1980 as an outgrowth of the anti-nuclear movement. Gives out free food in public spaces as a way of dramatizing the level of hunger and the surplus of food being wasted.
FREE the NEED - an all-volunteer organization dedicated to the distribution of surplus food, clothing and shelter to needy families in San Francisco and surrounding Bay Area communities.
Food Runners - a volunteer organization that picks up excess food from restaurants, bakeries, markets, hotels, and delivers it to feeding programs in the city

Resources & Connections

BAHP's list of Bay Area Volunteer Agencies
poverty @San Francisco Bay Area Progressive Directory
Poverty @sfbay.yahoo

The Foundation Center, San Francisco
312 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA 94108 (415) 397-0902
(report on The San Francisco Foundation)

Bay Area COMMIT Guide - a site for proactive giving in the San Francisco region and beyond

Philanthropy, charity
The Zakāt Society


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