Wellness Resources for TCS Families
La Voz Latina
For Spanish-speaking families:
Are you in need of economic relief? Not sure what is available to you?
Visit La Voz Latina (456 Ellis Street) on Thursdays, noon-2pm or Fridays, 2-4pm for free drop-in consultation with Diego Aguilar-Canabal. No appointment necessary.
For questions, call Diego at (650) 409-6573
Trouble finding or affording food?
Go here to free and low-cost food resources in San Francisco
Get help. Call 311 in any language 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact
SFUSD Grab & Go Meals
TCS has a significant enough ratio of free/reduced cost meal eligible students that SFUSD qualifies all our students for free meals.
Although all our students are eligible to receive free meals, we strongly encourage families to complete the Multipurpose Family Income Form (MFIF) through SchoolCafe.
All SFUSD students can pick up meals at any SFUSD Grab & Go meal distribution site:
Meals will only be provided for students (i.e. no family meal bags). Families must provide the student’s barcode for their meal account when picking up meals. Each student’s barcode was mailed to households. For families that did not receive their barcode, or need assistance, please contact:
Student Nutrition Services
City Impact Food Boxes in October
City Impact will be giving away 1100 boxes of food every Thursday 10am-1pm in the month of October.
Boxes include: milk, eggs, yogurt, cooked meat, fruit and veggies.
You can receive as many boxes as you can carry.
What: Free food boxes (while supplies last)
Where: City Impact, 136 Taylor Street
When: Every Thursday in October, 10am-1pm
SF Marin Food Bank - Food Pantry
NEW every Monday, starting September 28th: FOOD PANTRY from 9am-1pm at 357 Ellis Street. Fast and seamless registration can be done ON THE SPOT! If you don't have an ID, you can talk to a Food Bank staff member for assistance.
Here are flyers in English, Spanish, Arabic and Vietnamese.
Glide Food Distribution
Every Friday at 1 pm, Glide has food distribution for families; they do not have to be enrolled in the Glide program as it is for the families in the community. Food distribution ends when all the boxes have been given out. They also have diapers and formulas however, families must first register with the Glide family resource center to receive them. The line gets pretty long and they run out fairly quickly so it is recommended that families line up earlier; children do not have to be present in order to receive a box.
Glide address is 434 Ellis Street between Jones and Leavenworth.
Saturday "Plays Streets" on Turk
Play Streets on 200 Turk Street kicks off Saturday, 9/5!
Join Tenderloin children & families from 10am-4pm on a closed street for safe play and booths hosted by community partners.
Sessions will be cancelled if air quality reaches Orange level or AQI above 101. Check www.livablecity.org for status of specific date.
Every Saturday for the next 6 weeks, the 200 block of Turk Street (between Jones & Leavenworth) will be closed to traffic for youth & families to come out and play!
Several community programs will also participate with booths and activities.
Where: Turk Street between Jones & Leavenworth
When: Saturdays, 10AM - 4PM *
Who: Children, families, community partners
Here is the link to the SFGate and SFExaminer coverage from Play Streets in the Tenderloin on 9/5/20.
This program will continue to take place every Saturday through October. When there is poor air quality, the event will be cancelled.
The Department of Children, Youth and Families and the SF Recreation and Parks Department are developing Community Hubs to open on September 14.
Community Hubs will provide support for close to 6,000 students who are utilizing the SFUSD Distance Learning Curriculum. City officials are prioritizing low-income families, children in public housing or the foster care system, homeless youth, and others in living situations that make remote learning particularly challenging.
At first, the hubs will to students in kindergarten through sixth grade, a group that has lower rates of COVID-19 infection. Officials will consider making the hubs available to older students. They will operate five days a week during ordinary school hours and will be staffed by experienced nonprofits and other organizations.
Registration for the Community Hubs will run August 15 through September 4.
Two step process to apply and register:
Complete the interest form at: https://www.dcyf.org/info
Community Based Organizations will outreach and enroll eligible families (HOPE SF Residents, Public Housing Residents, SRO Residents, Foster Care Youth, Homeless Youth, African American Youth, Latinx Youth, Pacific Islander Youth, Low-Income Asian Youth, English Language Learners) once registration opens August 24.
Parents/guardians will complete a Community Learning Hub application.
DCYF will review and prioritize based on additional criteria (Multi-system involved, No internet access, No digital learning device).
If eligible and space is available, an acceptance notification will be sent that must be signed and returned to complete registration and enrollment, and secure your space.