The Noe Neighborhood Council greatly appreciates the following information compiled by Kathleen Courtney of the Russian Hill Community Association.

Food Banks/Pantries

The San Francisco/Marin Food Bank is committed to serving residents regardless of their immigration status.  They have a “Food Locator” tool on their web site that allows you to key in your zip code to locate weekly FREE groceries, monthly food boxes for seniors, and one-time emergency food.

CalFresh is another way to stretch your food budget.  Assistance is provided for all US-born children, no matter where their parents were born.  More information is available at San Francisco residents can call (415) 549-7021, and Marin residents can call (415) 767-5220.

Information on free school meals may be found at  No identification or proof of school enrollment is necessary, but the child must be present.  The website gives the pick-up locations which are open 9 to 10 a.m., Monday through Friday.

General Services

St. Anthony’s is one of the best resources in San Francisco – for the documented or undocumented – at Golden Gate Avenue and Jones Street in San Francisco. There are many services offered at no cost, including food, medical, rental assistance, and more.  St. Anthony’s Dining Room is the only free food program open every day of the year.  Please see  Their web site says, “Until further notice, there will be no Dining Room meals served indoors.  Meals will be distributed from the Dining Room entrance on Jones Street and/or Golden Gate Avenue.  Meals will continue to be prepared fresh daily, but will be packaged in to-go containers for guests.  Each guest will be limited to one pre-packaged meal.”

St. Anthony’s Medical Clinic is at 150 Golden Gate Avenue.  Because of the COVID-19 virus, there have been some changes in protocol with medical staff screening all people.  Over 30% of patients served at the clinic are children.

St. Anthony’s Resource Center,, provides information and counseling about rental assistance and the like.  David Montoya is the support person there.  His direct phone number is (415) 592-2855 and invites people to call.   

The San Francisco Day Labor Program,, can provide opportunities for day jobs.  The address is 3358 Cesar Chavez in San Francisco, and the telephone number is (415) 252-5375.

Alameda Social Services,, is another great resource.  Important news is that, “Effective January 1, 2020, a new law in California gives full scope Medi-Cal to young adults aged 19 to 25 who qualify for Medi-Cal regardless of immigration status.”