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Feeding and empowering those we serve to move beyond the lines of poverty.
The River Fund’s mission “to feed and empower those we serve to move beyond the lines of poverty” encompasses food and non-food needs of people living under constant ‘pressure of relentless material hardships’—which is now recognized as a better way to understand what “poverty” means in our society.
People need the basic necessities of food, shelter and a sense of self-dignity. The circumstances that create persistent shortages of critical resources in people’s lives and cause them to face episodes of acute deprivation vary dramatically—ranging from the obvious, such as lack of sufficient income, to the overwhelming, like poor health or severe work-limiting health conditions.
The River Fund served more than 81,000 people in 2009 and based on current trends for food insufficiency, over 100,000 people in 2010 and increasing numbers every year after.
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