In 2017, households below poverty level averaged 16.4% in the River Valley Region, compared to 8.4% for the state.
One in five children (20.2%) in Oxford County lives in poverty
65.4% of students in the local school district (RSU 10) are eligible for subsidized meals.
In a 2018 health survey, 50% of River Valley residents who responded did not have full time jobs.
FRV donated $20,000 to the Rumford Public Library to fund children’s literacy and STEM programs in the community. These programs serve over 100 families with children.Learn More
FRV worked with the River Valley Healthy Communities Coalition to secure grant funding from the Maine Community Foundation and the Margaret Burnham Charitable Trust for capacity building to launch a new food pantry. Once up and running, the food pantry expects to serve over 150 families in the community. Board members contributed $5,000 toward this effort.
Meals delivered per week as part of FRV & RSU 10’s food delivery program.
Donated to the Rumford Public Library for children’s literacy and STEM programs. serving over 100 families and children.
Families served per week by the food pantry funded by FRV and the Maine Community Foundation.