We envision a San Francisco where all people in all neighborhoods can access and afford fruits and vegetables.
EatSF is a healthy food program, providing low-income San Franciscans vouchers for free fruits and vegetables.
EatSF assists low-income San Franciscans with basic needs related to food and health. The program facilitates healthy eating, extends food budgets, drives the local supply of produce, and enhances the economic health of low-income communities.
“The EatSF program is a win-win. It helps low-income SF residents afford healthy produce, which improves health. It also helps address food deserts by supporting the ability of food vendors to stock healthy produce.” Dr. Tomás Aragón, Health Officer, San Francisco Department of Public Health
EatSF is helping address some of the biggest barriers to accessing and affording healthy foods critical for well-being by low-income communities.
EatSF is Good for the Whole Neighborhood
Too few stores in low-income neighborhoods sell healthy and affordable foods. Many communities become food deserts where access to nutritious foods is hard to find.
EatSF works with neighborhood stores in these communities. Store owners say that EatSF has changed what food their customers buy. They are re-stocking fruits and vegetables more often and throwing away less. This allows stores to increase the variety and quality of produce they stock.
EatSF Saves Public Health Dollars & Benefits Communities
Residents in low-income neighborhoods have much higher hospitalization rates for conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart failure. Yet, these diseases can be preventable through access to good nutrition and moderate exercise.
EatSF helps people buy the fresh produce they need to stay healthy, both today and in the future, reducing money spent on medical care.
EatSF Provides the Missing Link
Many organizations educate their clients in health and nutrition so that they can stay healthy. What has been missing is the means for people to get fresh fruits and vegetables after the class and coaching are over.
We make it easy for EatSF participants. They can get nutrition and healthy living advice from organizations they already visit, then take their vouchers to a store near their homes and get the produce they’ve been advised to eat.
Vouchers are valid ONLY for fresh and frozen fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Pre-packaged fruits and vegetables like salad mixes are okay. Vouchers cannot be used for fruits and vegetables with added sugar or salt.
Check out the “Recipes” section and click on “Advanced search” for more search options, such as limited kitchen, very quick recipes, kid-friendly recipes, Asian recipes, and more.
I went to one of the corner stores and they wouldn’t take my voucher. What do I do? "If you have a problem using your voucher, please contact the staff at the site where you get your vouchers, or contact... the EatSF Program Coordinator using the “Connect” button at the top of this page."
986 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109, United States
Accepts EBT and credit cards Offers a large variety of fruits and vegetables
669 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
Accepts EBT but NO credit cards Offers a variety of foods, including Asian fruits and vegetables
500 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94109, United States
Accepts EBT and credit cards Offers a variety of ethnic (including Latino) foods
201 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
Accepts EBT and credit cards Offers a variety of fruits and vegetables
1182 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
Market Information Tent located at Hyde and Fulton
1000 Howard St, San Francisco, CA, United States
1397 Revere Avenue, San Francisco, CA, United States
1499 Thomas Avenue, San Francisco, CA, United States
4517 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
2300 16th St, San Francisco, CA, United States
868 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
345 Williams Ave, San Francisco, CA, United States
1800 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States
EatSF vouchers are accepted at select corner stores in the Tenderloin, SOMA, and Bayview and at the Heart of the City Farmer’s Market.
Tenderloin & SOMA Store Locations
Amigo’s Market (500 Ellis Street) corner of Ellis & Leavenworth
California Produce (986 Polk St) at Geary
City Supermarket (669 Geary St.) between Jones and Leavenworth
Mid-City Market (868 Geary St.) between Larkin and Hyde
Radman’s Produce Market (201 Turk Street) at Jones
Safeway (16th & Potrero)
SOMA Market (1000 Howard St.) between 5th & 6th St.
Heart of the City Farmers Market
UN Plaza, along Market St between 7th and 8th streets (above Civic Center BART station)
Market Info Tent located at Hyde and Fulton
Lee’s Market (1397 Revere St.)
Friendly’s Market (1499 Thomas St.)
Super Save (4517 3rd St.)
Foods Co (1800 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103)
Foods Co (345 Williams Ave., San Francisco, CA 94124)
More locations will be added as the program grows, so please check back here for an updated list.See Full Page Map › Download Vendor Instructions
We thank the following organizations for their help and support in organizing and implementing the EatSF program.
Special thanks to our lead supporters: Hellman Foundation and City and County of San Francisco