River Watch Inc.

River Watch Inc.
Address
1600 Sedgwick Avenue
City
Bronx
State
NY
Zip
10453
Description

The mission of River Watch is: alleviate hunger of Bronx residents by providing food and services that lead to self sufficiency.

Phone Number
(718) 299-7117
Director, Manager or CEO
Geraldine Miner
What is the best way to contact your organization?
Telephone
About
River Watch Inc. was founded by a community activist who, seeing a need for more financial security in her neighborhood, organized a group of women to help fellow residents become gainfully employed. They offered job readiness workshops, computer skills courses, and services for neighborhood children, such as homework assistance and recreational outings. Six years after its inception, River Watch Inc. opened a food pantry to try to meet the needs of the community, in which food insecurity is prevalent. Each week the organization provides food (the basic food groups) to hundreds of residents, and also offers gently used clothing when it’s available.
Community members served per month
8,000
Annual Budget
$45,000
Year Started
1998
Major Funders
Governmental and private grants, and charitable contributions from the general public
Organization Type
Anti-Hunger Organization, Food Pantry, Computer training
Latest Projects
River Watch now organizes special holiday parties throughout the year for children in the community.
Interesting Fact
River Watch is located in Bronx County, the 16th Congressional District, the poorest in the country.
Areas Served
Bronx
Core Programs
Food Pantry: Operated by volunteers; provides families with the basic food groups; offer gently used clothing when it’s available|Computer Technology Center: Operated by volunteers, who instruct people of all ages and abilities
Major Issues
Food Insecurity, Food Pantry, Increase Food Access
Hours of Operation
Food Pantry: Th 2PM-5PM; Computer Lab: M-F 10AM-6PM
Non-profit?
Nonprofit
Frequently used hashtags 1
#RiverWatchInc
Frequently used hashtags 2
#RiverWatch
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