Total loan: $15,000


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Emeryville, CA, United States / Retail

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A loan helped Community Foods increase its inventory to make food more accessible to Oakland.

Brahm's story

I am Iranian and my mother is from the midwest, so food has had a huge presence in my life. Food brings people together and builds a community. Both of my grandfathers were in the food industry, so I knew I would continue that tradition. The grocery store is important to the neighborhood because it engages and helps the community of West Oakland. I have compassion for this community and a sense of knowing people since I share experiences and values with them. I am passionate about equity, equality, and inclusion and it is especially important to address inequality within the West Oakland community because they typically have not had access to sustainable food, which Community Foods aims to provide.