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We are excited to announce that Andy Czerkas, River Founder and Director, has won the AARP Foundation’s Hunger Hero Award, which includes a $15,000 grant to The River.  Andy is also the recipient of an AARP Magazine’s Inspire Award and will be profiled in the December/January issues of AARP The Magazine. Other winners of this year’s Inspire Awards include Jane Goodall, Steve Jobs and Toby Keith, among others.

Many of you voted for Andy during the online contest this summer. Thank you!! Your votes made all the difference!

See the official stories from AARP here:


The River will use the $15,000 grant to purchase food, our most pressing need.

Congratulations Andy!

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