- Adults 60 years or older (no income requirement), and their spouse/partner of any age.
- Adults 18 to 59 years old with disabilities (must reside in special/senior housing with its own meal site).
- We will verify the applicant’s identity in-person before determining eligibility.
- Application forms 申請表 are available at all Self-Help for the Elderly senior centers.
- Completed applications must be submitted in-person to a Self-Help for the Elderly senior center 安老自助處康樂中心地址 (San Francisco Centers Only).
- A government-issued identification document will be used to verify age for eligibility. Please also bring your Senior Gold Card (if enrolled).
- Contributions are accepted at the time of application, in the form of cash or check. A maximum of 5 meals per week can be added. Currently, the suggested contribution for this program is $5.00 per meal, which includes the main entrée menu, a drink (milk), a fruit, and tax. Tips are optional
It takes approximately 6 to 8 weeks to process CHAMPSS application due to the limited funding resources. Once we processed your application, your designated senior center will contact you by the phone number you provided. Thank you for your understanding.
- Upon processing, a CHAMPSS meal debit card will be issued to the applicant.
- The CHAMPSS card is currently accepted at S & E Café (2406 19th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94116), SoHoMei (1240 Noriega St, San Francisco, CA 94122) and Venus Cafe (700 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118). Cardholders may dine-in any time during the restaurant’s program operation hours.
- Take-out orders are not allowed. Dine-in only.
- The card may not be used more than once a day (one CHAMPSS meal per day per person).
- A maximum of 5 meals per week can be added, online (credit card) or in person (cash or check).
- Meals added on or after July 1, 2023 will be valid until June 30, 2024.