I’ve been giving these out like candy, but sadly they are under-used by the recipients. One problem I’ve heard from people is that the places that you can get stuff from are only open a few days a week. This restricts when I can go and give them to people as they’re more likely to want to use them quite quickly.
It’s also quite hard to find some of the places — I went searching myself for the one on South Van Ness and almost gave up, and when asking the front desk felt kind of stupid. So yeah, access would be good.
I actually haven’t got any more of these gift cards, and instead am likely to simply get something like Safeway cards, or simply cash. I know it’s probably not as “useful”, but it at least seems more directly helpful.