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Would you like to help out? Check out how easy it is to serve at The River. Find out more.

“I have always been the type of person that hates to ask for help. With the struggles I have had trying to find a job, I had to lower my pride and walk into the door at The River. The volunteers and helpers were so kind to me and explained what I needed to do. I ended up with more groceries than I ever imagined I would receive. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for putting food back on my table!”

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The River is Dane County's busiest food pantry and in 2015 welcomed 30,605 family visits.

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Save The Date: Madison Mallards

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For every ticket sold, $5 goes back to The River Food Pantry!

Purchase your tickets and share with friends & family! http://bit.ly/2oZ4wDn

You Vote, Charities Win

The PGA Tour Volunteer Challenge is a fun and easy way to help the PGA Tour raise funds for charity. Help Rick Webster, Mark Boettner, and Mick Pecoraro raise $10,000 for The River Food Pantry by casting your vote and sharing with friends and family!

  • Visit http://bit.ly/vote4theriver
  • Select A Team For The River
  • Fill out the required information
  • Remember to validate your vote by checking your email

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You're only allowed to vote once. Voting ends on Saturday, June 24.

Already voted? That's great! Share this blog post to friends and family on social media. #YouVoteCharitiesWin

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Sign Up To Volunteer

Volunteering is a great way to support The River Food Pantry. There are multiple opportunities for you to volunteer in the upcoming months!

Touched Twice Clinic

Touched Twice is a dental and chiropractic clinic at Calvary Gospel Church, 5301 Commercial Ave. The River is doing a mobile food pantry for clinic attendees on Saturday, April 29th from 10am - 2pm.

Click here to sign up.

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UW Graduation Concession Stand

Help work a concession stand during UW's graduation on Saturday, May 13th at Camp Randall Stadium. We need help selling products, working the cash register and preparing food.

Click here to sign up.

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BratFest

Help The River raise funds by volunteering at the world's largest brat fest, May 26th - May 29th!

Click here to sign up and select The River Food Pantry as your group.

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Public Shopping Session

As always, The River needs a lot of helping hands every week in order to run five public shopping sessions. Click here to find days and times volunteers are needed.

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MUNCH

The River's mobile lunch program, Madison Urban Nutritional Children's Hotspot (MUNCH) provides packed lunches for children and teenagers living in north side neighborhoods every Saturday, Sunday and non-school days. During summer vacation, MUNCH will be distributing lunches all everyday of the week!

Sign up here to volunteer.

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The Wisconsin Badger Connection

The River Food Pantry is operating a concession stand at all the University of Wisconsin football and men's basketball games. The River receives a percentage of all concession sales and all funds raised will go directly to paying for food for individuals and families struggling to put food on the table. Please consider volunteering to help us out. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us or fill out the form under How can I help? if you are interested in helping out. The following link provides the current football schedule.

Choose Your Charity

Old National Bank is giving away $45,000 to Wisconsin nonprofits!

Choose Your Charity Campaign runs from April 3 – May 12, 2017

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Each Old National Wisconsin banking center will be donating $1,000 to the top vote-getting charity at their branch. With your help, The River Food Pantry could receive a $1,000 donation!

Feed The Need '17

Fun At Feed The Need

Feed The Need was a huge success, raising $40,000 for The River Food Pantry!

Over 400 attendees visited Madison College's new culinary space on Sunday April 2nd to enjoy local flavors from 19 Madison Originals restaurants, distilleries, wineries, and beer from Ale Asylum. Music filled the space thanks to Sortin' The Mail, Cliff Frederiksen, and Erin Krebs Duo. Attendees also got to enjoy a wine pull, 50/50 raffle, a tour of the new state-of-the-art culinary facility, and thanks to Madison Originals, a live auction basket with a value of $900! Special guest Kyle Cherek, host of Wisconsin Foodie, walked the room taking photos and enjoying the delicious flavors.

Money raised will provide 3 months worth of food at The River Food Pantry. The River distributes 192,000 pounds of food every month to roughly 2,600 Dane County families struggling to put food on the table. Each month, The River also distributes roughly 2,400 lunches to children and teenagers directly in their neighborhoods on non-school days with our mobile lunch program-MUNCH

Raise a glass. Raise spirits. Raise awareness.

See more photos from the event on our Facebook page.

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 Photos courtesy of Althea Dotzour and Michelle Wimmer.

Watch NBC15's coverage on the event.

Thanks again to National Guardian Life Insurance Company and Dotty Dumpling's Dowry for being presenting sponsors this year.

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"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me."
- Matthew 25:35-36

The River Food Pantry
2201 Darwin Rd. | Madison, WI 53704
Phone: (608) 442-8815
Email: river@riverfoodpantry.org

In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture Policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave, SW , Washington D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

In addition the State of Wisconsin prohibits discrimination in the delivery of services on all the above bases, as well as sexual orientation and religion. 

The River Food Pantry complies with all Federal, State and local laws regarding nondiscrimination and is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons.