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 2014

On the second Sunday in August, the RIVER FUND hosts it's annual Child Poverty Awareness Day event to focus public attention on the fact that one in three New York City kids lives in material hardship. This takes place with fun, games—and, above all, the kick-off of our yearly Backpack & School Supply Giveaway, which prepares 2,500 kids for school a few weeks later in September!