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Food Runners

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Hunger


2579 Washington StreetSan Francisco, CA 94115 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The mission of Food Runners is to alleviate hunger in San Francisco. Food Runners accomplishes this by picking up excess, nutritional food from local businesses and delivering it directly to local nonprofit organizations that feed needy people. Food Runners provides businesses with an alternative to discarding their unwanted leftovers, helps charitable organizations in every neighborhood of San Francisco to feed the hungry, offers volunteers and donors the opportunity to directly impact the lives of their less fortunate neighbors, and in the process, creates community.


Food Runners is a volunteer-based nonprofit with minimal overhead. Our donors include restaurants, hotels, caterers, wholesalers and retailers. We deliver food donations to homeless shelters, drop-in centers, half-way houses, soup kitchens, hospices, residential facilities serving seniors, battered women, the mentally and physically disabled, and a variety of childrens' programs.


Would you recommend Food Runners?
2 reviews Write a review
by Jody R. from San Francisco, CA (October 31, 2018)
Great concept, great organization. I like the flexibility of being an on-call food rescuer and I’ve been able to see many worthy nonprofit agencies up close.
by Ken T. from San Francisco, CA (February 14, 2017)
Food Runners is just a fantastic organization. Matching regular food availability with those in need nearby is the best/easiest way to move from locations of excess to locations of need. Here's another wonderful thing: I can deliver on my electric skateboard! Now I have a weekly delivery that I can catch on my way home from work. I'm really helping and I don't have to completely disrupt my busy schedule to accomplish regular volunteerism. Thanks Food Runners! You are the best!!

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