Places That Serve the Homeless Community Food in the Bay Area

For those living in the Bay Area of San Francisco, do you happen to see individuals struggling with homelessness, perhaps asking for food from others? Have you ever seen someone hopelessly looking for a meal? The following article provides a list of several places the unhoused community could go to make sure they get a nice, filling meal!

Part of being an unhoused individual is lacking the resources you may need to survive. Necessities include healthcare, housing, job opportunities, and food. Food is one of the most important resources a human needs to survive, next to water. Sampling done in 2022 revealed that California had the highest population of individuals experiencing homelessness. Therefore, it is important to have resources in this area available to those who may need them.

Restaurants and soup kitchens available to the unhoused community in the Bay Area. The following addresses are locations that you or someone in need can go to for a source of food, free of charge. 

In San Francisco:


330 Ellis Street

San Francisco, CA, 94102

Ph: (415) 674-6000

Breakfast: Daily, 8:00am – 9:00am; seniors’ breakfast 7:30am – 8:00am; women’s breakfast 10:30am-11am

Lunch: Daily, 12:00pm-1:30pm (bagged lunches on Sat, Sun)

Dinner: Mon-Fri, 4:00pm-5:30pm

Mother Brown’s Kitchen

2111 Jennings St. 

San Francisco, CA, 94124

Ph: (415) 671-1100

Breakfast: Daily, 7:00am-9:00am

Dinner: Daily, 5:00pm-7:00pm

Curry Senior Center

333 Turk St. 

San Francisco, CA, 94102

Ph: (415) 885-2274

Breakfast: Daily, 7:00am-9:00am

Lunch: Daily, 10:00am-1:00pm

In South Bay:


1174 Old Bayshore Hwy. 

San Jose, CA 95112

Ph: (408) 288-2153

Breakfast: Weekdays at 6:30am, Sat and Sun at 8:00am.

Dinner: Daily, 5:00pm

Samaritan House

303 Tilton Ave.

San Mateo, CA, 94401

Ph: (650) 341-4081 x.2003

Mon-Fri 4:00pm-6:30pm

Sat-Sun, 12:00pm: Lunch to-go

Although not listed, this link gives many other choices that may be in your remote area. If someone in your area needs help finding meals, do not hesitate to help them! It could save their life. 


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