For nearly 20 years, RIM has been deeply committed to educating communities on the impact of food uncertainty and mobilizing resources to end hunger. Los Angeles County is home to one of the largest incidences of hunger of any county in the nation, with an estimated 2 million people living with food insecurity. RIM’s 18-year commitment to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has allowed the company to provide over 285,000 meals to food-insecure individuals and families throughout the region.
Investing in Education within the Community
IDEA Public Schools are a series of 44 charter schools serving 24,000 students in Austin, San Antonio and the Valley. One of The IDEA Public School's five San Antonio-based charter schools is located within steps of RIM's RiverBend and Salem Creek Apartment Communities. Since its opening in September of 2015, IDEA South Flores has contributed to the district's unwavering commitment to College for All Students, achieving a 99.9% matriculation rate. IDEA Public Schools in Texas was named one of America's top three large charter school systems by the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. The hands-on and financial support of companies like RIM enables IDEA to continue its great work in the region.
Closing the Meal Gap in Southwest Texas
Each holiday season, RIM's property teams and residents partner in contributing to the donation of hundreds of thousands of meals to the San Antonio Food Bank (SAFB). The mission of SAFB is to fight hunger in southwest Texas through food distribution, programs, education, and advocacy. The San Antonio Food Bank is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides millions of pounds of food to more than 500 charitable organizations. In addition to food distribution, the San Antonio Food Bank offers several social programs that not only solve the immediate problems of hunger, but help individuals and families gain long-term food security.