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COVID-19 is disrupting the lives of nearly everyone around the world in profound ways. From the tragic loss of lives and livelihoods to the less serious challenges of working from home and homeschooling, all are trying to navigate uncharted waters. This has led to widespread fear and uncertainty, but also a coming together of people and communities looking for ways to help.
As a mission-driven company with employees and customers in dozens of countries around the world, Ripple for Good is donating to funds and campaigns to help communities affected by this pandemic.
To start, we are giving back in the Bay Area–food scarcity is dramatically increasing for tens of thousands in the wake of job losses, business closures and overdue rent payments. In response, Ripple and its cofounder Chris Larsen are donating $5M; $1M each to five food banks and meal service providers that are supporting families and individuals in the area:
- Alameda County Community Food Bank: Every dollar donated provides two meals to vulnerable families and individuals in Alameda County.
- Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen: Since its inception, Loaves & Fishes have provided over 6.5M meals to low-income, disadvantaged individuals and families.
- Samaritan House: Samaritan House is leading the fight against poverty in San Mateo County by delivering essential services and personalized support.
- San Francisco-Marin Food Bank: The Food Bank serves 32K families per week in San Francisco and Marin and this number has already grown by one-third in the last weeks.
- Second Harvest of Silicon Valley: Second Harvest provides food to more than a quarter of a million people in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties every month.
Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) quickly created a series of rapid response funds to help individuals and families, nonprofits and small businesses ...
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