FOOD IS A NECESSITY, NOT A PRIVILEGE.
Yet, one in four of Silicon Valley residents do not have consistent access to nutritious food.
California (and the Silicon Valley in particular) struggles with higher levels of hunger and homelessness rates compared to the rest of America. This issue of high food insecurity is primarily caused by rapidly increasing housing rent, lack of living wage, and fewer non-profits that focus on food and shelter programs for the needy.
Feeding America estimates that an additional $2.8 billion is needed per year for food-insecure Californians to purchase just enough food to meet their needs (1). Check out this interactive map by Feeding America to understand food insecurity in your county.
This is why the work of Rahima Foundation is so critical.
SO WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT IT?
Rahima Foundation provides several immediate and long term solutions to address the issues discussed above:
We provide healthy groceries to individuals and families on a regular or as-needed basis
We serve hundreds of homeless each months in several shelters with hot, delicious, and healthy meals catered from a local restaurant
We distribute socks, t-shirts, blankets, and hygiene packs to hundreds of homeless
We help families who are on the brink of homelessness by providing financial assistance, so that they may stay in their homes
We provide snacks and groceries to address the food insecurity faced by the students and their families
We provide monetary awards to students to encourage them to continue their education and improve their career prospects
Rahima Foundation is addressing the above in the San Francisco Bay Area through 13 tons of monthly groceries, 400 hot meals for the homeless, financial assistance to 150 families, school snack programs, and student awards for graduating seniors. Check out our programs below to learn more about what we’re doing.
The need continues to increase, and Rahima Foundation is expanding operations to other communities where needs have been identified. At the end of the day, “charity begins at home”. This philosophy drives our efforts to take care of the less fortunate in our neighborhoods and communities.
We cannot do this without your help and support.