Help your neighbors in need

During the COVID-19 pandemic, San Franciscans have stepped up to help our neighbors. You’ve helped people access food and basic necessities, and have checked in on their well-being.

Your fellow San Franciscans need your help more than ever before. Let’s keep the generosity going.

Support your neighbors by volunteering and donating to San Francisco-based organizations. Your contributions of time and money will help make this challenging time brighter for us all!

“Volunteering at the SF-Marin Food Bank” by Elisabeth Fall

How to give


There are many ways to volunteer safely. You can do:

  • Individual meal drop-offs
  • Phone calls from home
  • Outdoor, socially distanced volunteer shifts

If you choose to volunteer in person, remember to check your health, wear your mask, and stay 6 feet apart. We can all stay safe while helping each other.


You can help your neighbors in need by donating to support organizations and programs that provide food, housing, and other essentials. 


Many organizations looking for volunteers will also accept donations!

Ways to volunteer

More volunteering opportunities

Help your neighbor access food
Check-in on your neighbors and stay in touch

If you or someone you know is seeking support during the pandemic, contact the SF Department of Disability and Aging Services helpline at 415-355-6700.


Help Your Neighbors in Need is part of We Will Recover, a citywide campaign to promote San Francisco’s recovery from COVID-19.