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"The River makes a huge difference for us. When we come here I get canned goods and healthy food for the kids that they actually like such as granola bars, yogurt or cereal. We can’t afford to buy those items, and I know it seems like a small thing, but it’s a big deal for them. We’ve been coming here for a year and the money we save really helps our budget options.”

 Jamie

Client & Mom of 2

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

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Rock The River

On Thursday, April 27, The River Food Pantry was honored to host Rock The River, presented by Madison MagnetMadison Rotary After Hours for YPWeek Madison. The event was a huge success, bringing in roughly 100 people to the pantry! The River was truly rocking once VO5 began performing. Attendees danced, enjoyed food and beverages, and networked with fellow Dane County professionals who are interested in making a difference in the community. The event also highlighted hunger and homelessness in Madison. Prior to the event, 13 young professionals volunteered at the pantry session prior to the event.

Andy Czerkas of The River Food Pantry, Karla Thennes from Porchlight, and Jackson Fonder from Catholic Charities of Madison all spoke about how their non-profits provide services to help individuals and families in Dane County. They also mentioned volunteer opportunities and other ways people can support. Neighbors helping neighbors in need.

The event raised $2,000 and 175 pounds of non-perishable food items! Thanks to the organizations who put this wonderful event together, to Great Dane for providing beverages, and to VO5 who indeed Rocked at The River. Also, a special thanks to all the attendees who spent their night dancing and discussing ways they can help Dane County neighbors. We hope to see you back at The River soon!

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A special shoutout to Colleen and her friends and family who held a surprise birthday party for her at the event. They spent the night dancing, donating for the cause and let us serve the leftover birthday cake at that Friday's pantry session! It's great to see the community coming together, having fun, and helping others.

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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: info@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.