The Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation (AMWF), is a 501C3 non-profit, public services organization based on GIVING AND SHARING, is non-denominational, Multi-Cultural, 100% volunteer financed and operated relief organization that provides FREE charitable assistance to the general public with food, medicine, clothing, educational and employment opportunities, mental and physical health referrals, legal aid, shelter and other necessities to individuals, children, families, and organizations who lack these essentials for any reason. We provide private school and college admissions educational opportunities; assists with referrals for job training and placement; rental assistance; social services assistance; homelessness assistance; mental and physical health assistance; medical assistance and legal aid assistance referrals FREE for ANYONE whom has the need.
AMWF is especially concerned about the most vulnerable people in the community and extends these various services and programs to the economically, mentally, and physically challenged; the poor and homeless; the undereducated and undeserved; people living with symptomatic HIV and AIDS; substance abuse; seniors 55 years and older; prenatal women; at risk youth; shut-in and homebound people living with serious illness; people with compromised immune systems, low-wage workers, and undocumented people. We have multiple efforts to support organizations and communities responding to the impact of COVID-19 in racial bias, worker protection, homelessness, renter protection, housing insecurity, and food security and the needs of low-income communities, particularly the impacts for communities of color, related to COVID-19.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has driven unprecedented surges in demand for food assistance, AMWF’s food network brings together different groups, organizations, and agencies that work with the poor and needy has always had one of the best ever business models combines our food procurement with our established innovative food redistribution hub, serves a network for other hunger-relief organizations to provide more effective hunger-relief efforts in the Bay Area.
We are committed to greater racial and economic equity in the Bay Area and want to ensure that people of color and low-income people are (1) food, basic needs and economically secure, (2) remain in their rooted neighborhood communities, and (3) vigorously engag in social, civic, and just legal life and part of the inclusive Democracy!
We provide FREE groceries, clothing, shoes, hygiene kits, sleeping bags, blankets, medicine, and hot chef’s prepared gourmet meals to the homeless and homeless encampments and habitations of ALL kinds, from the streets to parks, from trees and bushes to alleys, from corners to ditches, from hand built shanties to tents under freeway overpasses!
We provide FREE groceries and hot chef’s prepared gourmet meals, plus the above, to the Safe Parking Programs and the CAREavan Safe Parking Program.
The CAREavan program is a special project organized by the City of Union City, Union City Family Center, local community and faith based organizations in an effort to provide families and/or individuals who have been displaced and are temporarily homeless, living in their vehicles and need a safe place to park and sleep overnight, some with open restrooms and an attendant to be present throughout the night at all of the locations.
We have an urgent need that will drastically fulfill this emerging opportunity for immediate and timely action to obtain $17,500 to aquire a used cargo van (our present van has a blown engine while it was being repaired in the shop), and to purchase an additiional large SUV or truck, to allow us to continue to provide our FREE services.
One Blessing of the pandemic is we have added many more corporate food donation partners,Trader Joe’s, Sprouts, and other stores, pick up dates and arranged several new programs with the young adults and kids to participate in servicing the poor, homeless, and senoir shut-in’s, since they are out of school, want and need to HELP!! This will stick with them for LIFE! We are and have been heavily involved in the Homeless servicing that suddenly the government needs to address as a potential Deadly agent of the spread of the virus. Our work has tripled!
We have locations that we serve the public directly and many others that we distribute/provide the food to the organizations that serve directly to the public.
We serve many more Churches and Religious Institutions, Recreation and Community Centers, Senior Housing Complexes, low-income and affordable apartment buildings, Public event spaces, Libraries, Cultural Events, Fundraisers, stores and commercial venues, auto repair shops, etc.
We contracted with the City of Richmond with a $1 Million coverage deal to provide regular weekly Free Food service to seven, then nine community centers- Booker T. Anderson Eastshore Park, Shield-Ried Center, Nevin Center, Parchester Community Center, and Martin Luther King Community Center.
We distribute/provide the food to the folowing organizations that serve directly to the public:
Brothers of International Faith
Monte Vista Apt. Complex
Food Not Bombs
University Village Berkeley
Islamic Society of West Contra Costa County
Richmond Muslim Mission Center
Islamic Center of Vallejo
Ibad-Ar-Rahman Sunday School
Oakland Islamic Center
Oakland Islamic Center Weekend Islamic School
Oakland Islamic Community Center
Islamic Society of Northern California
Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
San Ramon Islamic Center
Islamic Center of Fremont
Islamic Center of Alameda
Berkeley Masjid Weekend Islamic School
Masjid al-Islam School
Clara Mohammed School
W. D. Mohammed High School
Vallejo Muslim Community Center at Marina Vista
San Leandro Islamic Center-
Unified Muslim Community
Oakland Halal Meat Market
Masjid International Wahadah
Islamic Center of Berkeley
Unified Muslim Community
Masjid Omar Al-Farooq
Islamic Center of Contra Costa
Noor Islamic & Cultural Community Center
Ile Omode School
First Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church
Alpha Omega Foundation
Interfaith Council of Alameda County Safe Car Park
Robert Allen Mercy House
Shiloh Church Mercy Ministries
Cornstern Fellowship Church
Loves and Fish
Pinole Valley Senior Center
Tri-Valley Seek and Save.org
Share with Org – Fremont to Richmond
Shepherds Gate- Livermore
Arukah – Livermore
Monthly Miracles- Livermore
Faith Lutheran Church
Kingdom Builders Christian Fellowship