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About the Foundation

Rapids Hunger Foundation, Inc.: A Legacy Born from a Journey

Habeeb Ali Bin Hasan stepped onto American soil in 2007 with memories of a diverse ancestry spanning from the deserts of Yemen to the bustling streets of India. He was the first in his lineage to make this journey, drawing strength from tales of his grandfather, who had once traveled from Yemen to India, finding love and laying the foundation for future generations. The vastness of the USA made Habeeb’s heart race with possibilities. Yet, a profound realization struck him amidst the towering skyscrapers and crowded streets. The world might be vast, but the chasms of inequality, hunger, and pain was equally deep. Having been blessed with prosperity and opportunities, Habeeb felt an innate responsibility to give back. And so, out of this deep-seated desire to serve, the Rapids Hunger Foundation, Inc. was born.

The foundation's primary mission was clear:

to address the pressing issues of hunger and health. Every month, the Hasan family reached out to nearly a hundred underprivileged families, ensuring they had food, water, and shelter. The smiles on the faces of the children as they held their first hearty meal in days, the tears of gratitude in the eyes of parents—these became Habeeb’s driving force. But the foundation’s reach wasn’t limited to the USA alone. They extended their benevolence overseas, touching lives in countries like Yemen, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Palestine, and Jordan. Every child they helped heal, every heart surgery they facilitated, and every burn injury they tended to add a chapter of hope to their ever-evolving story. Their crowning achievement, establishing the first women’s Islamic school in Pakistan, was a testament to their commitment to empowerment and education. As the foundation grew, Habeeb realized another pressing concern. Numerous immigrants, like him, ventured into the USA with dreams in their eyes but were often lost in the maze of a complex immigration system. They struggled with language barriers, lack of finances, and understanding their rights in a foreign land. Moved by their plight, Habeeb expanded the foundation’s mission, transforming it into a trusted partner for immigration services.
About Rapids Hungers INC

Our Principles comes to life through three core values

Food distribution plays a crucial role in ensuring that people have access to the nourishment they need. It involves the organized supply and delivery of food to various communities, including those facing food insecurity, disaster-stricken areas, and vulnerable populations.

Charity is a benevolent and voluntary act of giving, often involving the donation of money, goods, or services to individuals, organizations, or causes in need. It is motivated by a desire to help and improve the well-being of others or to support a particular cause, without expecting anything in return.

Shelter is a fundamental human need, offering protection from the elements, safety, and a sense of security. Whether it’s a house, apartment, tent, or any other form of dwelling, shelter serves as a haven where individuals and families can live, rest, and find refuge.

Donations are voluntary contributions of money, goods, services, or time made by individuals, organizations, or businesses to support various causes, charities, non-profit organizations, or individuals in need. Donations play a crucial role in addressing a wide range of social, humanitarian, and environmental issues

Clothes distribution is an essential humanitarian effort that involves collecting, sorting, and distributing clothing to those in need. It plays a significant role in helping individuals and families facing economic challenges, disasters, or other crises.

Medical aid refers to the provision of healthcare services, medical supplies, and support to individuals or communities in need, particularly in situations where access to adequate medical care is limited or during emergencies and disasters. Medical aid is a critical aspect of humanitarian and healthcare 

Your Trusted Partner

The Rapids Hunger Foundation is a charitable organization committed to serving communities by addressing hunger, advocating for social justice, and empowering individuals through education and support services. Our mission encompasses:

  • Food Security: Providing nutritious meals and food assistance to individuals and families experiencing hunger and food insecurity.
  • Social Services: Offering support services such as education on rights, advocacy, and access to resources to empower individuals and address systemic issues contributing to poverty and inequality.
  • Education: Conducting English language classes and educational workshops to help individuals enhance their language skills, improve their job prospects, and better integrate into society.
  • Housing Assistance: Assisting individuals and families in finding safe and stable housing, advocating for their housing rights, and providing support to prevent homelessness.

Through these efforts, the Rapids Hunger Foundation aims to create a more equitable society where all individuals have access to essential resources, opportunities for advancement, and the support they need to thrive.

The vision of the Rapids Hunger Foundation is to create a community where no one suffers from hunger or food insecurity, and all individuals are empowered to lead healthy, fulfilling lives. We envision:

  • A Hunger-Free Community: We aspire to eradicate hunger by providing nutritious meals to those in need and implementing sustainable solutions to address the root causes of food insecurity.
  • Empowered Individuals: We envision a society where everyone has the knowledge, skills, and resources to advocate for their rights, access opportunities for personal and professional growth, and contribute positively to their communities.
  • Social Justice and Equity: We strive to promote social justice and equity by advocating for policies that address systemic inequalities, challenge discrimination, and ensure that everyone has equal access to food, housing, education, and opportunities for success.
  • Strong Community Connections: We aim to build strong, resilient communities where individuals support and uplift one another, fostering a sense of belonging, solidarity, and mutual respect.
  • Sustainable Change: We seek to create lasting change by addressing the underlying factors contributing to hunger and poverty, promoting sustainable development practices, and empowering communities to build a better future for themselves and future generations.

Overall, our vision is one of compassion, equality, and empowerment, where everyone can thrive, and no one is left behind. Through collective action and collaboration, we can create a world where hunger is a thing of the past and all people can live with dignity and hope.

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Let's become our family.

Join the Rapids Hunger Foundation family in our mission to end hunger, develop compassionate communities, and collectively construct a world where no one goes hungry, paving the path for a brighter future.

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