(608) 442-8815


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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.”


Client & Mom of 2

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

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Tickets now on sale!


Join The River Food Pantry on a voyage to fight hunger at their largest fundraiser of the year – The Harvest Dinner for Hunger at the East Side Club on the beautiful shore of Lake Monona. Enjoy a multi-course meal provided by Market Street Diner, Ale Asylum beer, specialty drinks, live and silent auctions, raffles, and live music! Be inspired to join in the fight to feed our neighbors in need with The River Food Pantry. 

Sunday, October 11, 2015
4:30 – 8:00 p.m. Appetizers, cash bar, silent and live auction, raffles, dinner, program and entertainment by Beth Kille
Tickets: $65/person and $520/table of eight
NEW LOCATION: East Side Club, 3735 Monona Drive, Madison 
To sponsor or donate an auction item for the harvest dinner, contact Development Director Amy Lord. 

Special thanks to our sponsors!

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Matching Gift of $2,500 
 Dentistry of Madison DCI Property Management
Genesis Painting   Martee's Consulting LLC.
Park Bank Summit Credit Union
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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.