Sandy Recovery Support Fund

In New York City’s many flood zones, the disaster called “Sandy” only exacerbated
an already deeply entrenched disaster called “Hunger.” Sadly, that older, much
more persistent, disaster never received an appropriate response. The combined
impact of the Superstorm on top of unrelenting poverty not only pushed hungry
New Yorkers deeper into desperation, it completely devastated those who were
barely scraping by before this catastrophe arrived.

As a long-term hunger relief organization, our operations in the Sandy Flood Zones
continue to support the dramatically expanded population of needy households that
the storm has left behind. Thank you for your help in bringing them hope.

 
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RIVER FUND operates as navigators to help families through the maze of more than 140 different anti-poverty programs to find the small handful that specifically matches their unique circumstance. Every family’s situation is different. Every person in the family faces the impact of poverty in a different way. Battling poverty on the frontline involves tackling both individual needs AND supporting the family as a whole.

Since 1991, RIVER FUND has been perfecting the skill of guiding individuals and families from despair and frustration to hope. Our methods work, and we have established one of the most effective models for poverty combat in New York City—from hunger support, to benefits access, and through a unique “cradle to college initiative” to finally break the multi-generational cycle of poverty that has made material hardship the most heartbreaking part of our great City’s reality for more than 50 years.

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