RIVER FUND is a leading Poverty Frontline Center serving more than 40 zipcodes in all five boroughs of New York City. We confront material hardship with (1) Weekly Groceries, (2) Benefits Access and Stabilization Programs, and (3) Support and Education Pathways from Cradle to College.

Child Poverty Awareness Day 2016

In New York today, one third of children live in poverty, more than at any other time in our city’s history. Once a year, on the second Sunday in August, the RIVER FUND attracts attention to the seriousness of the crisis by hosting our annual Child Poverty Awareness Day.