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At GLIDE, we believe everyone should have access to the food they need to live. Food is not only a necessity but a human right. People cannot make meaningful, life-changing strides on an empty stomach. The cost of food is rising, and so is the need for our Daily Free Meals program.

In our city alone, one in four people are at a very high risk of becoming food insecure, with Black and Latinx communities experiencing even greater levels of hunger. To exacerbate the situation, 73,000 households across the city received their last CalFresh Emergency Allotment in 2023.

GLIDE’s Meals Program is about more than just feeding people. Once someone walks through GLIDE’s doors, they gain access to our other transformational programs, which can assist them with one-to-one case management, peer groups, childcare, after-school programs, rental assistance, and much more.

However, often it all starts with food. Please donate to GLIDE today and help us continue our life-changing work, beginning with a meal.

If you contribute today, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar and your impact doubled! It’s all thanks to a generous $50,000 match and challenge from the Charles Schwab Foundation, which shares your belief that no one in our community should go hungry.

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5,500

grocery bags delivered during Grocery Bag Giveaway

611,605

meals served on site

money raised

950M

secured to fund Universal School Meals program in California

ADDRESSING FOOD INSECURITY

At GLIDE, we don’t just provide meals; we strive to advocate for lasting changes in the fight against hunger. GLIDE’s Center for Social Justice actively participates in Hunger Action Week as part of the California Hunger Action Coalition (CHAC), advocating for policies to address hunger statewide.

In 2023, CHAC mobilized to support initiatives, including bolstering emergency food systems and improving access to CalFresh benefits. CSJ successfully secured funding for programs such as the CalFresh Fruit and Vegetable EBT pilot and the CalFresh Safe Drinking Water Pilot. Additionally, we advocated for measures such as increasing the CalFresh minimum benefit and funding for the CalFood program. GLIDE and CHAC also advocated for Food4All and the Universal School Meals Program, securing $71 million for California meals in schools.

In collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Action Coalition Towards Sovereignty, GLIDE preserved and expanded funding for food programs in San Francisco, preventing cuts and securing $41 million in the city’s budget for food programs in 2023.

We hope these systemic changes can reduce food insecurity in our city and state.

Thank you to our community partners, donors and dedicated staff.

Learn more at glide.org or email development@glide.org

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