(608) 442-8815


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

“I can’t believe I’m just hearing about The River and it’s right in my neighborhood! I am so glad for a place to donate clothes where I know it will go directly to people in need. I am talking up The River to all my friends.” 


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The River is Dane County's busiest food pantry and in 2014 welcomed 29,333 family visits.

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Thieves strike The River's Air Conditioning

Last week, copper thieves stole piping and condensers from two of The River's industrial air conditioning units. There have been some very hot days in The River's warehouse lately, making keeping food a safe temperatures a challenge.

Thankfully, crews will be here in a few days to fix the remaining unit and install two upgraded units on the roof to make them less susceptible to vandals. If you'd like to help The River cover some of the cost, donations are most welcome (make them online by clicking here).

Check out the Cap Times story here:

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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 Adjudication and Compliance, 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.