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

Apr
12
Sun
11:00 am Desert Spring
Desert Spring
Apr 12 @ 11:00 am
Desert Spring @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
On this Sunday of both Passover and Easter, and a month in which Earth Day falls and also the anniversary of the death of Eric Garner, we will have two parts to our morning: First,[...]
Apr
19
Sun
11:00 am Honoring Earth Day
Honoring Earth Day
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am
Honoring Earth Day
With guest speaker Hugh Taft-Morales, we’ll focus on the delicate balance of nature and the fragility of life, in honor of Earth Day.  Members of other Ethical Societies are invited to join this event. ©[...]
Apr
26
Sun
11:00 am Liberation and Responsibility
Liberation and Responsibility
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am
Liberation and Responsibility @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
File ID 43939825 | © Gnomeandi | Dreamstime.com Liberation and responsibility often seem to be in tension.  In what ways do you feel that tension in your life?  In your work?  In the communities you’re[...]
12:45 pm Spring Member Meeting 2020
Spring Member Meeting 2020
Apr 26 @ 12:45 pm
Spring Member Meeting 2020 @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Note: time may change.  This will be held online. The morning meeting, shorter than usual, will be followed by our spring Member Meeting, including board elections. Please come if you’re a member, and exercise your[...]
May
3
Sun
11:00 am Sunday Platform
Sunday Platform
May 3 @ 11:00 am
Sunday Platform @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Please check back soon for this week’s topic. Each week, we meet at 11 am – 12:30 pm (plus time for socializing) to consider major issues of the day. 11 a.m. is gathering time, to[...]

Learning & Community

Apr
7
Tue
7:00 pm Your Ethical Legacy
Your Ethical Legacy
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Your Ethical Legacy
Jone Johnson Lewis, Leader of the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, leads an introductory session on writing your Ethical Legacy, a shortened version of what is usually a somewhat longer process. What messages do you[...]
Apr
8
Wed
11:30 am Lunch with the Leader
Lunch with the Leader
Apr 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Lunch with the Leader
© A7d799 | Dreamstime Stock Photos Come join our Leader, Jone Johnson Lewis, for conversation any time 11:30 am – 1:30 pm today.  The month’s theme is Liberation, and Jone will have some ideas for[...]
7:00 pm Women of Ethical Culture
Women of Ethical Culture
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Women of Ethical Culture
Jone Johnson Lewis, Leader of the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, will present her updated 3-session workshop introducing you to some history of Ethical Culture and Ethical humanism, via meeting some of the women of[...]
Apr
10
Fri
11:30 am Lunch with the Leader
Lunch with the Leader
Apr 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Lunch with the Leader
© A7d799 | Dreamstime Stock Photos Come join our Leader, Jone Johnson Lewis, for conversation any time 11:30 am – 1:30 pm today.  The month’s theme is Liberation, and Jone will have some ideas for[...]
Apr
15
Wed
7:00 pm Women of Ethical Culture
Women of Ethical Culture
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Women of Ethical Culture
Jone Johnson Lewis, Leader of the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, will present her updated 3-session workshop introducing you to some history of Ethical Culture and Ethical humanism, via meeting some of the women of[...]
Apr
16
Thu
7:00 pm Ethics on Tap
Ethics on Tap
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ethics on Tap @ An Beal Bocht | New York | United States
ETHICS ON TAP IS CANCELLED BEGINNING MARCH 2020. Future events may move to Zoom while social distancing is required. Free-ranging casual discussion of ethical issues that are alive for you, and an opportunity to meet[...]
Apr
22
Wed
7:00 pm Women of Ethical Culture
Women of Ethical Culture
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Women of Ethical Culture
Jone Johnson Lewis, Leader of the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, will present her updated 3-session workshop introducing you to some history of Ethical Culture and Ethical humanism, via meeting some of the women of[...]

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