About Us

40 years of dedicated service to the Haight Ashbury community

Our Mission

The mission of the Haight Ashbury Food Program is to provide food and community to those in need in our neighborhood.


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Food Pantry

Our Pantry Program has been operating since 2007 from the former pantry of the Waller Center’s industrial kitchen. We provide more than 200 families per week with fresh fruits and vegetables, protein, grains, and other staples.


Who We Are

The Haight Ashbury Food Program (HAFP) was founded in San Francisco in 1983 as a neighborhood response to hunger.

The organization consists of one staff member, a board of directors, volunteers from the surrounding community, and private, foundation and corporate donors of monetary and in-kind support.

We are committed to sustaining a program based on compassion, respect and empowerment.

Haight Ashbury Food Program

Our Neighbors

We lease our space from the Waller Center at 1525 Waller Street in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury neighborhood. 

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Our Partners

Local Partners

San Francisco Free Help Charts
A resource of free food, shelter, medical aid and help with neighborhood problems in San Francisco. Learn More

California Food Policy Advocates
A statewide public policy and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and well being of low-income Californians by increasing their access to nutritious and affordable food. Learn More

Food Runners
A program to alleviate hunger and prevent waste in San Francisco. Volunteers relay food for over 20,000 meals in San Francisco each week. Learn more

Trader Joe’s
A national chain of neighborhood grocery stores.

Independent Living Resource Center  

A disability rights advocacy and support organization. Our mission is to ensure that people with disabilities are full social and economic partners, within their families and within a fully accessible community. Learn more

National Programs

Feeding America
A national network that provides food assistance to more than 25 million low-income people facing hunger in the United States, including more than 9 million children and nearly 3 million seniors. Learn More

Food Research and Action Center
A national organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and under nutrition in the United States. FRAC works with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and corporations to address hunger and its root cause, poverty. Learn More

National Hunger Hotline
A national hotline that gives local information. Learn More

Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Formerly Food Stamps)
Using food stamps can help you fill your grocery bag. It’s easy to find out if you’re eligible and to apply for SNAP.
In English: http://www.fns.usda.gov/fsp/applicant_recipients/10steps.htm
Translations: http://www.fns.usda.gov/fsp/outreach/translations.htm



Since 1983, the Haight Ashbury Food Program has been working to alleviate hunger, promote nutrition, and create community. If you have a story to share about how the food program has touched your life, we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch.


Contact Us

We would love to hear from you via our contact form.