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“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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Feed The Need 2018

Feed The Need 2018


When: Sunday, April 22, 2018 | 3:00-6:00 p.m.

 Where: Noah's Event Venue

5020 American Family Dr, Madison, WI 53718


Join The River Food Pantry at the 3rd annual fundraising event Feed the Need, a culinary experience exclusively featuring Madison Originals restaurants, wineries, and distilleries, along with Ale Asylum Brewery. Attendees will enjoy tasty samples from numerous vendors, along with live music, raffles, and more.


Raise a glass.

Raise spirits.

Raise awareness.


Participating vendors coming soon!

Click here to see photos from last year's event!

Interested in sponsoring Feed The Need? Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities or contact The River at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



With generous support from our partners:

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And generous contributions from our sponsors:

Fine Dining


Platinum Plate


 Golden Goblet

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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

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.