'to feed and empower those we serve to move
beyond the lines of poverty'
On the ground for more than 30 Years... RIVER FUND, a leading Poverty Frontline Center in New York City, knows and understands the contributory factors that cause the syndrome we commonly call “poverty.”
Poverty is the intersection of multiple challenges in the life of families, individuals, and seniors —which in combination become overwhelming.
2.2 million struggle with hunger...
more than 1 in 4 New Yorkers live on the lines of poverty.
THREE TIERS OF ENGAGEMENT
RIVER FUND uses three integrated channels in our methodology:
FOOD ACCESS - EDUCATIONAL PATHWAYS - BENEFITS CENTER
All three tiers are “integrated” within our Mission.
The core of our work is to guide and empower those we serve to move off the lines of poverty.
RIVER FUND accomplishes this through our ‘Family-by-Family Approach’
RIVER FUND distributes more than 2,000,000 pounds of groceries and needed essentials, to over 33,000 household in over 40 zip codes, per month, making RIVER FUND one of the largest providers of emergency food in New York City.
RIVER FUND approaches access to education as the main, realistic tool for families to break generational poverty. Supporting students, throughout their educational journey and, ultimately, their gainful employment.
RIVER FUND conducts a thorough client-intake in referring over 40 social service programs including SNAP, health insurance enrollment, immigration assistance, domestic violence, housing support and more.
Every $1 spent yields $20
worth of groceries served
Every $1 spent yields $46
in youth-poverty reduction
Every $1 spent yields $27
in cash-value to clients
Baby Shower Programs | June 9 - September 8 - December 8
Child Poverty Awareness Day | August 13
Celebrating our Youth Gala | October 27
Thanksgiving | November 16 & 19
Christmas in Queens | December 17 & 21