SAAF provides 3 free hot nutritious meals a day, 365 days a year. Special holiday meals are prepared and served for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.


Hot Nutritious Meals

Since 1986, the San Antonio AIDS Foundation has been the only AIDS organization in the city providing free hot meals for anyone who is HIV-positive. In order to receive meals, one need not be a client of SAAF, but must have a meal card (see below). All menus are reviewed by a registered dietitian and include foods that help provide for the particular dietary needs of persons with HIV/AIDS.

Meal Cards (Obtaining a card is easy):

  • Please see your primary case manager (at any AIDS service agency) to get meal card eligibility paperwork to bring back to SAAF so that you can have a meal card.
  • You will be asked to show the card each time you come in for a meal.
  • You must see your medical case manager every six months to renew your card.
  • We ask that you check in with your case manager to review needs, confirm plans for a visit to your doctor for checkup and lab work, and to discuss progress so that you can best manage your HIV-positive status and live a healthy life.


Congregate Dining Room

Call 210-225-4715, option XX to hear the menu.
Please note that the daily menu may change, based on food items donated for our use.


SAAF Dining Room
818 E. Grayson Street, San Antonio, Texas 78208

Meal Times:

  • Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.






Chef of the Month

Each month an area chef prepares a special culinary delight for HIV/AIDS clients.

How it works: The featured chef prepares one meal (either lunch or dinner) during a designated month.  The chef consults with SAAF’s dietary team to develop a menu.  The featured chef uses the food and supplies provided by SAAF or may bring in supplemental items to prepare that month’s special meal.

For more information on how to become a Chef of the Month, contact SAAF Vice President of Food Service Theresa Haywood-Castile at (210) 225-4715, ext. 114, or write to her at

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Student internships are available in the kitchen

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