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Hours of operation: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm.
Location: 1656 15th Street, San Francisco.
Phone: 415-861-8790.

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About Us

Centro Latino began as a nutrition project called Los Mayores de Centro Latino (1972-1984). Inspired by a strong commitment to more responsibly address the critical needs of the elderly in underserved areas of the city, Ernest Chuck Ayala and Gloria Bonilla formed an official non-profit charitable organization and called it Centro Latino de San Francisco, Inc.

In pursuit of their dream to acquire a home for this new corporation, Centro Latino formed a partnership which consisted of public and private sector resources, to secure the funding necessary to purchase a facility for its operations in the heart of the Mission District. In 1986 Centro Latino's dream became a reality.

While our primary focus during these past 30 years has been the provision of nutritious, meals for seniors, we have grown into a full-service community center providing a wide range of life sustaining and enrichment services for over  2000 low-income, multi-ethnic seniors, youth, families and immigrants.

Our Services Include

  • On-site and home delivered lunch programs serving freshly prepared, nutritious meals Monday–Friday.
  • ESL (English as a Second Language Classes), Citizenship Classes and Naturalization Preparation for legal permanent residents.
  • Free computer classes for seniors and adults with disabilities.
  • Health care advocacy for uninsured participants
  • Subsidized housing application assistance
  • Information and referrals as well as individualized assistance in gaining access to essential government benefits (e.g. social security, Medi-Cal, etc) and other available public/private sector services.
  • City wide  group van transportation services for frail and physically challenged individuals
  • Recreational and educational activities
  • Cultural celebrations
  • Volunteer recruitment, training and skills development.

Group Van Services


CLSF provides Group Van services to nutrition programs and grocery shopping assistance in underserved areas throughout the city. To apply and to utilize these services, contact the program coordinator.

  • Transportation Coordinator: Flor Alvarez
  • Telephone: (415) 861-8790
  • e-mail:

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