Kingsbridge-Riverdale-Marble Hill (KRMH) Food & Hunger Project, Inc.

We collect non-perishable items at the Meeting House, distributing them from the Church of the Mediator. The Society welcomes food donations Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and on Sundays from 12:30 to 1:00 pm.

With the current economic situation, your contributions are needed more urgently than ever.

Checks can be sent payable to KRMH Food & Hunger Project, Inc., PO Box 251, Riverdale Station, Bronx, New York 10471. For more information, please contact Dr. Frances Segan at 718 796-7166 or Kay Dundorf at 718 548-4445.

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More Ways Individuals and Organizations Can Help the Food and Hunger Project

  • Volunteers are needed to help collect, pack and redistribute bagged food.
  • Pack 100 bags one day a month at the Riverdale Y.
  • Help create a new brochure and update the computer mailing lists.
  • Contribute food, cash or in-kind support by providing a site to hold a fundraising concert or help in holiday gift bag preparation.
  • Help with additional fundraising activities.
  • Sponsor a food drive in your building.
  • We need participation of more institutions and expanded representation on the Advisory Board.

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KRMH Today

Dr. Frances Segan of Riverdale Temple is currently the President of KRMH and Society Board Member. Kay Dundorf is the treasurer. Current participating organizations include St. Margaret‘s Church, Riverdale Temple, Christ Church Riverdale, Riverdale Presbyterian Church, Congregation Shareei Shalom, The Mediator, Riverdale AARP, RKSD Clergy Conference and Riverdale Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture. The Society urges congregants to bring food when they come for meetings. The organization is staffed entirely by volunteers and relies totally on food and cash contributions.

KRMH provides the following services:

  • Provides supplementary, kosher grocery packages for the most homebound elderly through the Riverdale Y’s Friday hot meal program.
  • Distributes food supplies to individuals and community agencies through Church of the Mediator, which houses the Pantry.
  • Gives holiday gift packages to children, needy families, recent immigrants and the homeless, and brings special cheer to homebound seniors, as well as women, men and children in shelters.
  • KRMH recognizes special needs: upon request the Project provides low-sodium, low cholesterol, low sugar and kosher packages of food.
Remembering Dr. Mathilda Furman

Willie Furman and Dr. Mathilda Furman

Willie Furman and Dr. Mathilda Furman

Dr. Mathilda Furman, a longtime member of the Society, affectionately known as “Mattie”, founded the Kingsbridge Riverdale Marble Hill Food & Hunger Project, Inc. (KRMH) in February, 1980. The impetus for the hunger project came from hearing a platform on hunger at the Riverdale Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture. The talk also made her think of an 8-year old boy diagnosed with malnutrition that week at Montefiore Hospital, where Dr. Furman worked.

The project began in 1980 after research revealed a surprising number of hungry people in our own and neighboring communities. Although Riverdale was seen as “affluent”, the project found many who desperately needed help at one time or another. Soon thereafter, she launched her program, and enlisted the support of rabbis, priests or anybody who would listen. This became an interfaith not-for-profit organization dedicated to alleviating the problem of hunger right here in our communities.

Even after she was confined to a wheelchair in 1993, Dr. Furman insisted that volunteers gather at her apartment on West 240th Street in Riverdale to package food for the holidays so she could supervise and be certain that such special requirements as food for diabetics, young children and those who kept kosher would be fulfilled. Then-Society members Helen Auerbach, Annie Elias, Marianne Cohen, Yvonne Dolly and Toby Kirsh served selflessly as volunteers for many years.

A biochemist, Dr. Furman was of Turkish and Sephardic background and was educated in Istanbul, Paris and New York, and practiced at Albert Einstein Medical Center. In 2000 she received a proclamation from the New York State Legislature, as well as a Certificate of Merit from the Bronx Borough President for her dedicated work.

Dr. Furman passed away at 84 on December 3, 2000, at Sound Shore Hospital in New Rochelle after a long illness. Former Riverdale Temple Rabbi Stephen D. Franklin officiated at the funeral service on December 6, and our former Leader Curt Collier participated. Interment followed at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Hawthorne. She left behind her son, Roger.

Notice

Sunday Platform Meetings will be held online via Zoom until further notice.

Sunday Meetings

Nov
29
Sun
11:00 am Connecting in Gratitude
Connecting in Gratitude
Nov 29 @ 11:00 am
Connecting in Gratitude @ New York | United States
On this holiday weekend, when some may be with family or friends, and some mourning that they cannot honor it as usual, we’ll gather in an informal get-together. We’ll touch base as a community and[...]
Dec
6
Sun
11:00 am Moving On by Letting Go
Moving On by Letting Go
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am
Moving On by Letting Go @ New York | United States
Growth, change, and moving on often require that we first let go.  What makes it so difficult for us to let go of painful past events and circumstances? Letting go of something in our past[...]
Dec
13
Sun
11:00 am Creating Space for Justice
Creating Space for Justice
Dec 13 @ 11:00 am
Creating Space for Justice @ New York | United States
Human rights are essential to a just and peaceful world. This is a time of year to reflect on such rights: December 10 is Human Rights Day, honoring the UN Declaration of Human Rights. December[...]
Dec
20
Sun
11:00 am Winter Solstice 2020
Winter Solstice 2020
Dec 20 @ 11:00 am
Winter Solstice 2020 @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
A gathering time to honor the season.  Room is open at 11 for informal greetings and conversation. From 11:15 – 11:45 the program will be especially-child-friendly.  Parts of the program will be open to your[...]
Dec
27
Sun
11:00 am No Sunday Platform Meeting Decem...
No Sunday Platform Meeting Decem...
Dec 27 @ 11:00 am
No Sunday Platform Meeting December 27, 2020 @ New York | United States
No platform meeting at RYSEC December 27, 2020.  The office will be closed, and staff is on vacation.  Consider spending time with friends or family instead, doing some volunteer work, reading a book, or some[...]

Learning & Community

Dec
1
Tue
10:00 am Morning Break
Morning Break
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Morning Break
Every Tuesday, you’re invited to join for a short reflection time and some responses, a great way to “get out” and spend a short break with others, even if you’re shut in.  We’ll do our[...]
Dec
8
Tue
10:00 am Morning Break
Morning Break
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Morning Break
Every Tuesday, you’re invited to join for a short reflection time and some responses, a great way to “get out” and spend a short break with others, even if you’re shut in.  We’ll do our[...]
Dec
15
Tue
10:00 am Morning Break
Morning Break
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Morning Break
Every Tuesday, you’re invited to join for a short reflection time and some responses, a great way to “get out” and spend a short break with others, even if you’re shut in.  We’ll do our[...]
Dec
17
Thu
7:00 pm Ethics on Tap
Ethics on Tap
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ethics on Tap @ New York | United States
Free-ranging casual discussion of ethical issues that are alive for you, and an opportunity to meet and interact with others interested in ethical issues.  We will meet, until further notice, online.  See below for information.[...]
Dec
22
Tue
10:00 am Morning Break
Morning Break
Dec 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Morning Break
Every Tuesday, you’re invited to join for a short reflection time and some responses, a great way to “get out” and spend a short break with others, even if you’re shut in.  We’ll do our[...]

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