Sacramento Help

Free Lunch

If you need help with lunch, there are organizations in Sacramento that provide free lunch for residents needing help. Some also provide breakfast as well as dinner. Most of them welcome walk-ins but there are some that you need to make appointments. Below is a list of places where you can have lunch for free. 

Loaves & Fishes – Dining Room
1321 North C Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 446-0874
Hours: Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Serves: Open
Eligibility: Open
How to Apply: Walk-in with lunch ticket obtained at Service Center in Friendship Park. Free hot lunch. Only women and children are allowed seating during the first hour.

Union Gospel Mission
400 Bannon Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 447-3268
Hours: Sunday 11 a.m. –noon; Lunch served noon - 1 p.m.
Serves: Open
Eligibility: All participants must attend chapel service at 11 a.m. prior to receiving meal.
How to Apply: Walk-in for chapel service

WIND Youth Center
701 Dixieanne Ave
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 443-8333 (Office)
Hours: Monday through Friday 12:05 – 12:45 p.m.
Serves: Open
Eligibility: Homeless or at-risk adolescents ages 11 - 22
How to Apply: By referral or walk-in
Outreach to homeless and runaway teenagers living on the streets, in abandoned buildings, in camps, etc. Nurturing, hot meals, shower, laundry facilities and emergency clothing. Counseling and referral services. On-site case manager for assessment, independent study and preparation for GED or school referral and placement for employment. Referral for medical and dental care. Opportunity for recreation and socialization.

Summer Lunch Program
6005 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 498-1000 Site information
(916) 808-3812 City Office
Hours: Days and hours vary by site
Serves: Sacramento
Eligibility: Children ages 1 – 18
How to apply: Call 2-1-1 Sacramento for site locations and days/hours.