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The December 25th (Christmas) sharing will be on Hemlock Alley between Polk Street and Van Ness Avenue at 3 PM rather than at the usual spot, the 16th Street/Mission BART Plaza.

The location is the Saturday location on this map.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


We will not be sharing food at the 16th/Mission BART Plaza on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 27th.  We will return to the BART Plaza on Thursday, December 4th at 7:00 PM.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Some volunteers will be at St. Martin de Porres, 225 Potrero Avenue (between 15th and 16th) on Thanksgiving.  On Thursdays, St. Martin de Porres is open for breakfast from 5:30 to 7:30 AM, oatmeal at 6:30 AM, and for lunch from 12:00 to 2:00 PM.

More information:


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Sadly, after three years of sharing donated food with hungry people at Haight and Stanyan Streets, that Saturday sharing must end.  Struggles getting enough volunteers to pick up and to cook food led to this unfortunate decision.

Thanks to everyone who took the initiative to resume sharing food at the entrance of Golden Gate Park three years ago and to everyone who kept it going and made it succeed until now.

We still have a weekly Thursday sharing at 16th/Mission BART Plaza, a weekly Friday sandwich sharing at the Civic Center, and a weekly Saturday coffee and bagel sharing in the Tenderloin.

More details here:

Mike Bell from our ongoing last Saturday of the month sharing at Haight and Stanyan requests help to keep the sharing going.  He writes, “We need A RELIABLE person who can:

1. pick up food saturday morning. unless you are really in shape,  you will need a car.

2. cook from about 11AM-3PM.”

So please step up to help Mike and the Saturday crew.  It can be more than one person.

To volunteer, contact Mike via email at or by telephone at 415-750-3938 (landline, no texts).


The last Saturday of the month sharing at Haight and Stanyan continues today at around 5 PM.  The new contact person for this sharing is Mike Bell.  His phone number is 415-750-3938 (landline, no texts); his email is

As always, up to date information for all of our sharings is on this webpage:

San Francisco Food Not Bombs thanks Donna for all of her help with the Saturday sharings and wishes her luck at her new home.

Because of some administrative snafus, this site was down for a few days.  Sorry to anyone who wanted to access the site, but could not.

We’re back live and have corrected the issues to prevent future shutdowns.

Please join us–to help share or to eat a yummy, free meal.  Current sharing information is here:

Thanks to the efforts of outstanding volunteers, San Francisco Food Not Bombs shared food with the Mission community at the June 14th Plaza 16 Festival organized by the Plaza 16 Coalition, of which SFFNB is a member.

The Festival celebrated the vitality and diversity of the 16th Street BART Plaza.  Some press reports about the Festival follow: and

The Plaza 16 Coalition formed to resist the gentrifying real estate development proposed next to the plaza and to preserve and improve the area for existing residents.  For more information about the Coalition and to join our efforts, check out its webpage:

Because today’s Mission District May Day Rally and March coincided with San Francisco Food Not Bombs’ weekly Thursday sharing at the Mission/16th Street BART Plaza, some FNB activists brought out some food a little early to share with some marchers that were freely expressing themselves at the intersection of Mission and 16th Streets.

SFPD officers quickly surrounded a group of marchers, refusing to let them voluntarily return from the street to the sidewalk.  The cops arrested about ten people, including some FNB members, and tackled at least one detainee.  They also flipped over our serving table, destroying the rice, bread and guacamole intended for hungry people, and stole the table, a SFFNB sign and some of our serving bowls and utensils.

We want the SFPD to immediately free the arrested people and return our equipment.  The food is forever wasted.

Fortunately, other activists shared the rest of their delicious, prepared food with community members on the BART Plaza at 7PM as usual.

UPDATE:  The SFPD released all except two of the arrested people Thursday night, charging them with various misdemeanors.

San Francisco FNB has joined the Plaza 16 Coalition, which is organizing to insure that the BART Plaza is open and welcoming to everybody.  Our Thursday chapter has shared food at the Plaza for many years.

The Plaza 16 Coalition’s major campaign is to stop a proposed 10 story, 350 unit luxury housing development proposed for 1979 Mission Street, adjacent to the NE BART Plaza (replacing the Walgreens complex and parking lot).  If built, this development will feature rents for $3500 -$5000/month and overshadow the block, which includes the Marshall Elementary School.  Plus, it will hasten gentrification and evictions in the immediate area and endanger our FNB sharing and the community members that share food with us.

The Coalition is hosting a Community Forum on this proposed development on Thursday, May 15th from 6 – 8PM at the Victoria Theater, 2961 16th Street (at Capp).

For more information about the Plaza 16 Coalition, check out its website:


Note: Servings may cancel in the event of rain

TUES: none try curry without worry - UN Plaza @ Hyde St - 5:30PM

THURS: 16th & Mission - 7:00PM

FRI: Market & Hyde - 7:00PM

SAT: Hemlock Alley between Polk & Van Ness - 4:20PM - soup or stew, coffee and (almost always) bagels.

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