The Bay Area housing affordability crisis is so extreme that the press coverage of squatting goes mainstream:

We will update our list of empty and abandoned buildings in San Francisco in early May on this webpage:



The Thursday sharing is looking for people to help with food pickups from the local markets that donate food that they would otherwise discard that we use to make delicious, nutritious vegan feasts every week.

If you are interested in assisting with picking up food on Thursdays, please shoot us an email at

Thank you.

On Thursday, March 22nd, SF Food Not Bombs will resume food preparation and cooking at Station 40, 3030B 16th Street between Mission and Julian Streets, directly across 16th Street from the 16th/Mission BART Plaza, where we share food every Thursday at 6 PM.  The cookhouse is open to anyone who wants to volunteer beginning at 3 PM on Thursdays.  Please note that Station 40 is up a flight of stairs.

Special thanks to Micah and his housemates for hosting the Thursday cookhouse every Thursday so far in 2018.

We always need help.  Please join us and spread the word about our return to Station 40, 3030B 16th Street.

Here is the specific serving information from our updated serving info webpage:

For information or to volunteer:  send email to

Cookhouse:  Station 40, 3030B 16th Street (between Mission and Julian).

Food Pickups: Help Needed!

Cooking:  3030B 16th Street–3:00 pm to 6:00 pm–Ring doorbell for entry–Help Needed!

Sharing: 16th and Mission BART Plaza — 6:00 pm–Help Needed!

Cleaning Up:  3030B 16th Street–after Cooking–6:00 pm – 8:00 pm–Help Needed!

An update from the San Francisco Examiner:

“A community garden that was displaced from its UC Hastings-owned site in the Tenderloin neighborhood this week to make room for a new academic building has found temporary shelter at the Mission District’s embattled McCoppin Hub….

The fence also triggered an Americans with Disabilities Act requirement for a wheelchair ramp, which resulted in its continued closure. As long as the ramp’s installation is outstanding, Demonstration Gardens will not be open to the public at McCoppin Hub, [John] Gavin, [chief policy adviser of The City’s Real Estate Division,] said.

Supervisor Jane Kim, whose district includes McCoppin Hub, is expected to hold a community meeting in the coming months to discuss ideas to activate the plaza once again, though a date has not been set….”

The Hub will remain closed to the public, as it has been for well over a year.  Supervisor Kim has not scheduled the promised community meeting.

Here is a timely, informative essay from Ron Jacobs posted on “Counterpunch”:

We have updated the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection’s list of empty and abandoned buildings through December, 2017 on this webpage:

Sorry for the slight delay for this update.  The SF Department of Building Inspection had some sort of difficulty receiving my email request and follow up email for its publicly available list.  I filed a complaint with the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, which prompted DBI’s delayed response.  I then withdrew the complaint.

The next update will be in early May, 2018.

If anyone wants the complete DBI database, contact us at

Eddie Stiel

The authorities in El Cajon arrest people for providing mutual aid to those in need.

Our Thursday sharing continues indefinitely at 16th/Mission BART Plaza at 6 PM.  Please join us.

We are still in a temporary cookhouse near 24th/Mission BART until we hopefully move back to our normal cookhouse in February.  The current plan is to continue our Thursday sharings uninterrupted.  Check the website for updates.

Our Serving Info page ( has additional information.

As always, you can contact us by email at

We will be sharing food as usual on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6 PM at the 16th/Mission BART Plaza.

We are still using our temporary smaller cookhouse near 24th/Mission BART.

Our Serving Info page ( has additional information.

As always, you can contact us by email at

Please spread the word.

After a short holiday break, we will resume our weekly Thursday sharing at the 16th/Mission BART Plaza at 6 PM on Thursday, January 4, 2018.

However, because of people moving in and out of our regular cookhouse at 3030B 16th Street, we are moving the cookhouse to the apartment of one of volunteers for January 4th and maybe for a few more weeks until we can return to our normal spot.  Check the website for updates.

Unfortunately, the interim cookhouse, near the 24th/Mission BART Station, is smaller, limiting the number of volunteers.  We still need and want help.

The Serving Information Page ( is up to date.

Sorry for any inconvenience during this transition period and for missing the last two Thursdays at 16th/Mission.  We will be there this Thursday at 6 PM.

In addition, you can contact us at


Note: Servings may cancel in the event of rain

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

THURS: 16th & Mission – 6:00PM

FRI: Market & Hyde – 7:00PM

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