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BECOME A VOLUNTEER

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"I just wanted to take a minute to say thank you. The River was a source of comfort for me a few years back when I lost a job. Before that, like many people seem to, I thought a food pantry was only for "bums". I was ashamed to go. But once there, I saw the people there were just like me - people who had simply fallen on bad luck, were having trouble making ends meet. It was a very respectful place, free from judgment. Thank you."

Leah

Former Client

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

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The River operates entirely on donations.

Over ninety seven cents of every dollar you give to The River goes directly to the people we serve. We spend your donation on food and services for clients and on costs to keep the pantry running, such as rent, utilities, and vehicles. We take pride in keeping our costs low and acting as good stewards of your donations on behalf of our thousands of clients.

Here's what your tax deductable donation provides:

  • $10 will allow one family to receive over $120 worth of food and clothing
  • $100 will pay for food for up to 8 families of 3 for 1 week
  • $300 will underwrite one Friday night dinner for up to 300 people
  • $11,000 will cover the purchase of food for a full month of operation
  • $28,000 will cover the cost of all operational expenses and the purchase of food for one month

Because The River is a 501(c) (3) charity, your donations are 100 percent tax deductible.There are many convenient ways to give:

  • You can mail a check payable to The River Food Pantry at 2201 Darwin Rd, Madison, WI 53704
  • You can make a donation with your credit card online
  • You can set up a monthly electronic funds transfer from your savings or checking account
  • Use our online form to submit a giving commitment

Please visit The River and see where your money is going. Just drop in at 2201 Darwin Road and ask for a tour.

And thank you!

How else might you help?

 

» Donate via PayPal

» Donate through Network for Good, using your credit card

» Make a monthly donation through Electronic Funds Transfer

 

Current Needs
 

"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.