Basic necessities

Food, clothing, shelter, healthcare, many don't have these.

The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the richest places.

Are we still?

In the Bay Area, 1.1 million people don’t have the resources they need to meet their basic needs

1 in 2 households can’t pay all of their bills over the course of a year. (photo credit: F. Lee)

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The Bay Area has the worst income inequality in California.

“The cost of living is outrageous. The cost of everything… just doesn’t make sense with what minimum wage is.” Taking Count respondent, a white female who lives in Hayward with her son and works as an Office Manager. (photo credit: B. Desinger)

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There are 4x as many empty homes in Oakland as there are people without homes.

The number of low-wage jobs will continue to increase, and there is no likely surge in middle-wage jobs. Many jobs are at risk of getting automated. (photo credit: F. Lee)

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Why support SF Bay Area Basic nonprofits?

No Poverty

Nonprofits help the 18% of Bay Area households with children who live in poverty get by.

Zero Hunger

Local nonprofit organizations provide nourishing meals and nutrition.

Good Health and Well Being

Health problems are too common, especially for people living in poverty and on the streets.

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There are many local San Francisco Bay Area nonprofits addressing basic needs.

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Basic Necessities around Town

Community coming together to provide food, shelter, clothing, and healthcare.

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