Most of our recipients are local families on government subsidies whose food stamp benefits do not suffice for an entire month. As these food stamps run out by the third week of the month, Rahima Foundation steps in to supplement basic food items such as rice, flour, grains, pasta, cooking oil, tuna, halal chicken, halal meat, eggs, canned food, bread, pastries, and fresh produce (seasonal vegetables and fruits). In order to be fair and equitable to all our recipients, we purchase the items in bulk and distribute the same items to all the families. Mainly our clients are residents of south bay, but we also assist people from neighboring communities such as Union City, Fremont, Hayward, San Lorenzo, Oakland, Concord, Richmond, Alameda, and San Francisco. All food items we purchase are with the Sadaqah donations received by Rahima. Since 2004, we have had a partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank, that provides us fresh produce, eggs, rice, canned food, and some dry goods like pasta and cereal. We purchase the remaining items on our menu with the Sadaqah donations received by Rahima. This includes flour, halal chicken, oil, eggs, beans, lentils, and tea. Once every quarter we also provide hygiene packs consisting of toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, soap, and toilet paper. We are currently providing over 25,000 lbs of groceries to about 400 families every month.

Monthly Food Distribution Amounts

Each month Rahima foundation has a different Menu, based upon what we receive from Second Harvest. However the following items are constant year-round:

Oil – 40 oz

Rice – 10 lb bags

Flour – 25 lb bags

Eggs – 1 dozen

Meat – Halal Chicken, and meat when available

Dry Goods – whatever is available (pasta, beans, lentils)

Tea Bags (once every quarter) – Box of 100 tea bags

Hygiene Packs (once every quarter) – Bathroom tissues, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, and soap

Ramadan special items – Dates, sugar, tea, extra meat, and Eid gift card (Fitra)

In order to Sign up for Food Distribution event, Please sign-up by clicking on the Food Distribution Tab on the Home Page.

You may send any questions you have to mail@rahima.org

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