Food Pantry and Other Essential Day Services

Ritter Center maintains a food pantry, which helps ensure that individuals and families who live in poverty in Marin County don’t need to choose between paying the rent and putting food on the table. We also provide essential personal services, such as shower and laundry facilities, mail, voicemail and lockers. Every individual and family who contacts Ritter Center meets with a case manager so that we can offer a holistic assessment of their needs.

Food Pantry

Our pantry distributes more than 22,000 bags of groceries to over 2,200 households every year. The vast majority of our pantry’s food comes from the San Francisco Marin Food Bank. Pantry clients receive bountiful fresh and nutritious produce, thanks to the Food Bank and Ritter Center’s volunteers and awesome community partners, such as, Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s.

Laundry & Public Restrooms

Ritter Center provides laundry and restroom facilities for our homeless and transient clients, helping to bring the dignity of cleanliness back into their lives. Individuals, via appointment, are able to use a washer and dryer. Just like the rest of our services, laundry services are offered free of charge.

Mail and Voicemail

In partnership with the City of San Rafael, Ritter Center provides access to USPS PO boxes where our homeless clients can receive mail, as well as access to free voice mail.

Laundry Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
By appointment only – Please call: 415.457.8182 x120.

Food Pantry Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Wednesdays, we are closed between 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm.