Our Commitment To Combating Food Scarcity With Eat. Learn. Play.
Food insecurity has dramatically elevated for tens of millions of Americans within the wake of job losses, enterprise closures and overdue lease funds led to by the affect of the pandemic.
In the Bay Area, one in 4 youngsters is at the moment affected by starvation and meals insecurity, together with at the least 18,000 youngsters who depend on faculty meals for his or her each day nourishment. Those numbers are much more staggering in Oakland the place almost 30% of kids face meals insecurity. Meanwhile, the restaurant trade—which sustains 15.6 million jobs because the nation’s second-largest employer—has been decimated, creating an unprecedented problem in our group.
In an effort to assist shut this hole, Ripple is proud to announce a $1 million present to Eat. Learn. Play.—a non-profit based by Stephen and Ayesha Curry to battle childhood starvation. To date, the partnership has allowed Eat. Learn. Play. to attain its purpose of reaching greater than 130 native eating places and supply greater than 15 million meals, 2.5 million of which had been ready and distributed by the eating places.
Ripple’s contribution has additionally helped save meals service jobs and hold eating places in Oakland open by means of World Central Kitchen, a non-profit that gives recent meals to these in fast want and sustains small companies and native eating places within the midst of the humanitarian crises.
“In partnership with Ripple, our program has engaged more than 100 Oakland restaurants, helping to save the jobs of 850 restaurant workers and prepare more than 2.5 million nutritious meals for food-insecure families,” says Chris Helfrich, President and CEO of Eat. Learn. Play. “Our work together is far from over, and we’re committed to helping individuals and families across the Bay Area in every way we can.”
Most lately, Eat. Learn. Play. hosted its annual Christmas with the Curry’s the place Stephen and Ayesha Curry, together with volunteers from Ripple and different group companions, stunned roughly 1,000 low-income households from Alameda County with a vacation drive-thru distribution of meals, presents and important assets. In partnership with World Central Kitchen, Ripple equipped native, family-style vacation meals and containers of recent, farm produce, a central characteristic of the drive-thru distribution.
As a mission-driven firm with staff and clients all over the world, Ripple is dedicated to serving to communities impacted by the pandemic. Our continued partnerships with native meal suppliers and meals banks have allowed us to supply meals for food-insecure households throughout San Francisco, Marin, Alameda, Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.
To be taught extra about Ripple Impact, go to www.ripple/com/affect.