CalFresh & Food Pantry

We offer a weekly Food Pantry as well as CalFresh sign-up, which helps you buy food.

Earn over $39,600

and you and your two children DO NOT qualify for federal nutrition programs.


income needed for 1 parent + 2 children to cover basic expenses in San Francisco. (CA Budget Project – 2015)


CalFresh is a government benefit that helps low-income people and families buy food. Bilingual (Spanish and English). A Cantonese interpreter is available by request.

We offer bilingual assistance for

  • CalFresh Screenings
  • CalFresh Applications
  • CalFresh Orientations

Food Pantry

Fresh and nutritious food is essential for a healthy life. Plus, being able to cook at home, means that you can control what you eat, and share family and cultural traditions. The Women’s Building collaborates with the San Francisco Food Bank to provide a weekly food pantry for immigrant and/or low-income families in need. Sign up to participate. Please bring your ID with a current home address. If your ID does not have your current home address, please bring a piece of mail with the current home address. You can sign-up during Food Pantry hours, or at the Community Resource Room Mondays-Fridays.

We Offer

  • Free food, including fresh fruit and vegetables, canned goods, eggs and bread.
  • A Farmer’s Market-style layout where clients select the foods that best meet their needs.
  • Three languages: English, Spanish and Cantonese.



Schedule Subject To Change

Food Pantry

On-site registration is required every 6 months.


Appointment needed

“I love the variety of food that we receive at the food pantry”

– Carmita M.

“Esta Comida nos ayuda bastante”

– Maria D.

“Performing community service at the food pantry gives me satisfaction.”

– Monica L.

“I find it rewarding to be able to donate my time and energy to help my fellow human beings.”

– Ron F.


Great volunteers make all of our services possible. If you have a few hours a week, you can help people with a wide range of skills and services that can change their lives for the better!

Contact Us



Visit us at the Community Resource Room
We are located on the 1st Floor
(415) 431-1180 EXT. 11




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The Women’s Building

The Women’s Building
3543 18th St. #8
San Francisco, CA 94110
Tel: (415) 431-1180
Fax: (415) 861-8969

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(415) 431-1180 ext. 11
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