Daily Free Meals

Nourishing the bodies and souls of all in need with nutritious meals served in an atmosphere of love and respect.

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Meals served in fiscal year 2019-2020

1 in 4

San Franciscans suffers from food insecurity

Nourishing the body and soul

GLIDE’s Daily Free Meals Program provides three nutritious meals a day, 364 days a year, to the city’s poor, homeless and hungry. What began in 1969 as a weekly volunteer-run potluck for 50 people now serves around 2,000 meals a day. As GLIDE’s largest program, it serves as a gateway to GLIDE’s other programs and services.

Meal Times

The Daily Free Meals program has no eligibility requirements. Clients are not required to complete an intake form prior to receiving a meal.

  • Breakfast: 8:00 – 9:00 am
  • Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
  • Dinner: 4:00 – 5:00 pm (Mon – Fri)
  • Bagged Lunches: 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Sat & Sun)

Meal Times for Seniors, Families and Adults with Disabilities

Special breakfast service reserved for seniors, families and adults with disabilities each morning from 7:30 – 8:00 am.

Holiday Meals

Special meals are served during the holidays, including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Years Eve.

Want to Know More?

For more information about these programs, contact the Daily Free Meals team.