The USDA defines food insecurity as a state in which “consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources at times during the year.”
At Rahima Foundation, our team of committed volunteers receives 13 tons of groceries and fresh produce on (typically) the third Friday of the month. The donations are immediately packed and readied for distribution. The packages are filled with nutritious food items including fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, oil, cereal, bread, and more. By the end of the weekend, our distributions have helped hundreds of families create warm meals and happy hearts.
We have partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank, East Palo Alto Academy High School, and other agencies to distribute thousands of pounds of food every year. Each of our partners has resolved to address the needs of the community and we have joined hands with them to work tirelessly towards addressing the nutritional needs of children, adults, and seniors alike.
Rahima Foundation has also started a Wellness Pantry program. The Wellness Pantry is geared toward low-income individuals who have one or more of the following five health conditions: pre-diabetes, gestational diabetes, diabetes, high blood pressure, and/or high cholesterol. This program was created to help improve the medical condition of patients in conjunction with the medical services provided by their doctor. We serve our wellness pantry clients in collaboration with Kaiser Permanente and Second Harvest Food Bank. Rahima Foundation’s mission is to create equitable, resilient and inclusive communities - starting with access to nutritious food for all.
Our location for food distribution is 1823 Houret Court, Milpitas, CA 95035.