The Richmond Neighborhood Center’s newest food pantry is now open at George Peabody Elementary School. A partnership between the Neighborhood Center and the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank, the pantry will be open every Monday from 4-5 p.m. in the Peabody schoolyard, located on Seventh Avenue between Clement and California streets.
This is the Neighborhood Center’s third food pantry in the Richmond District, its first to be located in the Inner Richmond. Between the existing food pantries and Home-Delivered Grocery program, the Neighborhood Center currently provides free, healthy groceries to more than 700 individuals each week. In addition to offering a new day and location for participants to choose from, the Peabody pantry has the capacity to serve an additional 200 guests.
With more than 19,500 Richmond District residents at high risk of food insecurity – nearly 25% of the entire population of the neighborhood – there is still an incredibly large need to be met. Our food security services provide critical assistance that helps people make ends meet. The Neighborhood Center will be expanding with the goal of eventually serving all of our neighbors in need.
Richmond District residents living in zip codes 94118 or 94121 who feel they need food assistance are invited to sign up to receive weekly groceries at any of the three food pantries. If you, a family member or neighbor could benefit from this assistance, simply come by in person for help to get started. There are no income requirements for this program, and even if you don’t live in one of the zip codes we serve, you can get help signing up for a pantry in your neighborhood.
New volunteers are needed to help out in the food pantries and Home-Delivered Grocery program. There are volunteer opportunities available for individuals and organizations to fit any schedule, from single-day outings to weekly commitments. Learn more below: