The RIVER FUND New York, Inc.

The RIVER FUND New York, Inc.
Organization Name:
The RIVER FUND New York, Inc.
Primary Address 1:
89-11 Lefferts Blvd.
Primary Address City:
Richmond Hill
Primary Address State:
NY
Primary Address Zip:
11418
Long Organization Description:

The RIVER FUND New York, Inc.’s mission “to feed and empower those we serve to move beyond the lines of poverty” encompasses food and non-food needs of people living under constant ‘pressure of relentless material hardships’-which is now recognized as a better way to understand what “poverty” means in our society. People need the basic necessities of food, shelter and a sense of self-dignity. The circumstances that create persistent shortages of critical resources in people’s lives and cause them to face episodes of acute deprivation vary dramatically-ranging from the obvious, such as lack of sufficient income, to the overwhelming, like poor health or severe work-limiting health conditions.

Organization Website Address:
Organization Phone Number:
(718) 441-1125
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Diane Uma Corveddu
Interesting Fact About the Organization:
Although we are not a disaster-relief organization, we were the VERY FIRST emergency food program to arrive in the city’s flood zones behind Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. We served 323 tons of product to 87,000 people in two months.
Community members (approx.):
13,000
Year Started:
1991
Major Funders:
Robin Hood Foundation and the American Securities Foundation
Organization Type:
Anti-Hunger Organization, Community Advocacy, Food Pantry
About the Organization:
The River Fund New York is recognized as an organization that is always coming up with innovative ways to fight hunger, homelessness and poverty in dozens of city neighborhoods. In fact, we became the national pioneer in getting federal support for the Mobile Food Pantry concept. It’s an achievement that has benefited many communities across the country, and made a huge difference in the manner in which the aftermath of Sandy was addressed.
Latest Project:
Child Poverty Awareness Day,
Areas Served:
Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens
Core Programs:
Mobile food pantry, food pantry, emergency relief services, children’s initiatives
Major Issues:
Food Waste, Increase Food Access, Provide Emergency Food
Non-profit?:
Non-Profit
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
Frequently used hashtags 1:
#takingpovertypersonally
Frequently used hashtags 2:
#education2empower, #educationmatters
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