The supermarket style Food Pantry distributes food Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The pantry is staffed with 10-12 volunteers who interview clients for eligibility, guide them as they shop, and help stock shelves.
Open every Tuesday and Friday to the first 25 people from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Shower Project is designed to meet the needs of the sheltered and unsheltered homeless men and women in need of a shower and clean clothing in New York City. Each guest receives a care basket filled with soap, shampoo, conditioner, towels, and other essentials. Twenty minutes is allotted to each guest to enjoy a hot shower while their clothing is laundered. Volunteers and social services staff provide referrals for additional services to shelters, soup kitchens, medical facilities, counseling, advocacy, and employment.
Healing Activities at Riverside
The Parish Care Ministry will have designated hours for any member who may need or wish to meet for pastoral counseling. In addition, there are upcoming events/activities specifically designed to promote healing during these days of challenge and uncertainty. These activities are important to our physical, emotional, and spiritual health, and we would love as many Riverside members as possible to attend at least 3 activities over the course of these summer months. If there is an activity you have a particular interest in and it does not fit within your schedule, please contact the Parish Care office and we will attempt to make additional arrangements. Click here to download a list of upcoming events
Barber Training Program
Every Monday and Tuesday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. for 6 weeks, participants are trained in barbering skills. Free haircuts are available to the community on those days from 1:00-3:15 p.m. Application for Licensing is completed after graduation.
Every Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, clothing distribution takes place at the Food Pantry. Professional clothing suitable for job interviews is available by appointment only. Walk-ins cannot be served. Clients with specific needs may call to speak with clothing ministry staff or volunteers.
Professional clothing is distributed on Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m., and a referral from Grant Associates is required.