EatSF envisions a San Francisco where all low-income residents, in all neighborhoods, can enjoy fruits and vegetables from their local market. To reach this goal, EatSF has created a program of vouchers redeemable at local stores for fresh fruits and vegetables.
This program not only provides low-income residents with crucial resources to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, but also transforms the local marketplace. With more customers buying fresh produce, local vendors will be encouraged to increase the variety and quality of fresh fruits and vegetables they offer, benefiting all consumers in the neighborhood.
“The EatSF program is a win-win. It helps low-income SF residents afford healthy produce, which improves health. It also helps address food deserts by supporting the ability of food vendors to stock healthy produce.” Dr. Tomás Aragón, Health Officer, San Francisco Department of Public Health