'to feed and empower those we serve to move
beyond 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 1,000,000 pounds of groceries and needed essentials monthly, to over 5,000 households in 40 plus zip codes, per week, 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
Child Poverty Awareness Day | August 10
Annual Gala | October 30
Thanksgiving | November 20 and 23
Xmas in Queens | December 21