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CLIENT CHOICE FOOD PANTRY

Richmond Hill, Jamaica, South Ozone Park, Ozone Park, Queens

The Food Pantry

 

The River Fund provides weekly and emergency on-site Client Choice Food Pantry services and is a Food Stamp qualification center.  Additional services include:  clothing, personal care items and vitamin distribution, cooking demonstrations/nutrtional education and referral assistance to social service programs.

The River Fund partners with: Food Bank for NYC, EFAP, United Way, Nourish America and Feed the Children.

Hours of food distribution are Saturday 8:00 ~ 11:00 AM.

Emergency food is available Monday ~ Saturday by calling 718.441.1125.

 

            SOCIAL SERVICE OUTREACH

POS FOOD STAMP verification and application processing center. Note for immigrants: Many immigrants who were not eligible before can now get food stamps. If you are an immigrant who is not eligible, you can still apply on behalf of your eligible children. Applying will not affect your immigration status.

FREE mobile phone service through SafeLink.  Our signup volunteers are also supported several times each month by visiting SafeLink personnel, who are equipped to handle any special problem- cases.

FREE TURBOTAX FILING ASSISTANCE now through April

CLIENT REFERRALS:

 
  • FOR SENIORS, VETERANS AND THOSE LIVING
    WITH MENTAL AND PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENTS
 
 
  • FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN
 
 
  • FOR ENGLISH-CHALLENGED
    MEMBERS OF THE ASIAN COMMUNITY
 
 
  • FOR FORMER FELONY CONVICTS
 
 
  • FOR HEALTH ISSUES
 
 
  • FOR LEGAL PROBLEMS
 
 
  • FOR HOUSING PROBLEMS
 
 
  • FOR COURSES IN
    ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)
 
 
  • FOR PROMISING HIGH-SCHOOL STUDENTS
    FROM NEEDY FAMILIES
 
 
  • FOR NON-EMERGENCY
    MEDICAL TRANSPORT COVERED BY MEDICAID
 

 

                                         Hours of outreach services are by appointment.


                                    
 
 

 

       PARTNERING WITH WALKADAY.ORG FREE SHOES PROGRAM

The River Fund is partnering with Walkaday.org to provide custom fit shoes for people in need. Throughout Feburary and March recipients are given tranSporation from our location in Richmond Hill to a facility in Brooklyn where licensed podiatrists perform foot exams, measurements for properly fitting new shoes and pedicures!

One must be enrolled in Medicare for this project.

Contact us if this service can help you or someone you know.


 
 

 

Kids Get FREE New Shoes at Local Payless ShoeSource

Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids

Just in time for this year’s cold season, The River Fund New York has once again partnered with Payless ShoeSource in launching its local children's shoe-giving program as part of the Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids initiative—a national, grass roots effort to give $1.2 million of free shoes to children of families in need

Some 50 children served by The River Fund will participate in a group shoe-shopping event at the Payless store at 117-08 Liberty Ave in South Richmond Hill, Queens. The children and their parents will shop for new FREE shoes using gift coupons from Payless, enabling the children to enjoy a fun, inspiring shoe-shopping experience and to select their own free pair of new shoes

Kids and their families served by The River Fund New York, a local non-profit organization whose mission is to feed and empower those we serve to move beyond the lines of poverty. Some 50 children will redeem their Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids gift coupons and get shoes for free.

Payless first launched the Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids program domestically in 2008 through a unique grass roots approach by partnering with localized not-for-profit partners throughout America to join in the giving campaign to give away $1 million of free new shoes. In 2009, Payless extended the program beyond the U.S. to reach families in Canada, Puerto Rico and 11 Latin American countries, delivering more than $1.2 million of free shoes