River Fund

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With a Mission ‘to feed and empower those they serve to move beyond the lines of poverty,’ the RIVER FUND is a Poverty Frontline Center serving all five boroughs of the City. They confront material hardship with weekly groceries, benefits access and stabilization programs, plus support and education pathways from cradle to college. Children comprise 40% of their constituents—benefiting from special support programs designed to place them on a trajectory for success through education.

donateNYC Partner Fact: RIVER FUND serves more than 15,000 families per year—distributing 120 tons of groceries each month- and processing 1,000 benefits-related cases each week.


Accepted Donations:

  • Art Supplies
  • Books
  • Clothing (new only)
  • Electronics
  • Food & Beverages
  • Home Appliances
  • Housewares
  • Medical Equipment & Furniture
  • Musical Instruments
  • Office Supplies
  • Paper & Cardboardi>
  • Shoes
  • Sporting Equipment
  • Toys/Games

Donations Not Accepted:

  • Furniture (except baby changing tables)
  • Used clothing
  • Produce packaged in individual volumes (sacks, multi-bushel-bags, etc.) that weigh more than 50 pounds each
  • Produce that includes more than 10% spoilage

Pick-Up Service: Yes

Location & Contact

89-11 Lefferts Blvd.
Richmond Hill, NY 11418