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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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Electronics Recycling Drive 6/8/12


Do you have old electronics laying around???

The River Food Pantry and eCycle For Hope are hosting an electronics recycling drive.  Proceeds will go to The River Food Pantry.

WHAT: Electronics Recycling Drive
WHEN: Friday June 8, 2012
WHERE: The River Food Pantry Parking Lot
2201 Darwin Rd Madison WI 53704
TIME: 9:00am - 1:00pm

What do we collect?
In general we collect all office and household items less than 50 pounds that plug in.
(Examples – Computers, Microwaves, Printers, and Coffee Pots)
We also collect related items such as cell phones, batteries, ink, toner, CD's

What do we charge?
We ask only for a donation of 5 cans of food or personal care items (shampoo, toothpaste, etc.), or a cash donation.
(Televisions are accepted for an additional $15.)

Other Questions?
Call Marianne Gariti – Owner of eCycle For Hope
Our Mission: To provide a recycling servce that helps to feed our community.
Phone: 608-395-1821
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Certifications of destruction offered at no additional cost.
eCycle for Hope is a proud member of Middleton Chamber and Dane Buy Local.

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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.