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COVID-19 Patient Pantry

ZSFG/UCSF Patient Pantry

Our goal is to serve low resource families throughout San Francisco by providing medical supplies, home goods, and groceries. With the help of over 20 UCSF student volunteers, neighbors and local organizations, we have been able to supply over 8 clinical sites, 2 community centers and over 100 patient homes.

With the support of SF Wholesale Produce Market, we have been able to provide produce sourced from local growers. We have recently expanded our inventory to include hand sanitizer thanks to generous donations from local distilleries.


How to donate items:

You can either leave your items outside your home for one of our volunteers to pick-up or you can drop them off at our inventory address. Please email us to discuss these options at [email protected]
If you wish to purchase items and send them to our location, please refer to our wishlist: and email [email protected] for a shipping address. 

Items we accept:

  • Diapers and pull-ups: all sizes
  • Baby items: Baby wipes, diaper cream, baby clothes, baby cereal, newborn formula, stroller, car seat
  • Other items: blood pressure cuff, thermometer, hand soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, pads
  • Non-perishables: beans, grains, dry pasta, pre-cooked rice/pasta, milk-dairy and plant-based (shelf-stable, dry milk or evaporated milk), non-sugary cereal, nuts, seeds, canned fruits, canned vegetables, canned poultry/salmon/tuna/sausage/sardines, nut butter, apple sauce, granola bars, rice crackers, freeze-dried or baked fruit, shelf-stable yogurt, tahini


How to give money:

Option 1: Most direct, not tax-deductable: Use PayPal, please click here or visit

Option 2: Tax Deductible: Through the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation.

You may donate online or by check. Online is much faster for us to receive the money.

  • For online donations: San Francisco General Hospital Foundation Select “Other” under Please Use my Gift and fill in “5M COVID” or “Fund 726” so that your donation is deposited into the correct account.

  • For donations by check, make your check payable to SFGH Foundation and specify in the memo either “5M COVID” or “Fund 726” so that your donation is deposited into the correct account. If you prefer, you can complete this PDF iconpdf donation form and include it in the envelope with your check. Send to: SFGH Foundation, P.O. Box 410836, San Francisco, CA 94141.


Delivery Options:

We make deliveries to various clinics around San Francisco. Occasionally, we are able to deliver specific items to individual patients who are not able to come to clinic. The below form is HIPPA compliant. 



  • Misa Perron-Burdick, Medical Director, Women's Health Center, ZSFG
  • Rachel Levy, UCSF MD Candidate 2020 & Ob/Gyn Intern Class of 2024



  • San Francisco Emergency Operations Center Feeding Unit
  • San Francisco Department or Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF)
  • San Francisco Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (SF VOAD)
  • The San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market
  • SF Department of Public Health
  • SF Soda Tax Funds
  • Earl’s Organic Produce
  • Hanson of Sonoma Distillery U.S.A. providing hand sanitizer
  • Endless West for providing hand sanitizer
  • Moiz and Layla Manji of Andi's Market