(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 2015 welcomed 30,605 family visits.

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Harvest Dinner Success!

Thank you for joining The River Food Pantry on a voyage to fight hunger. The 2015 The Harvest Dinner for Hunger was a great success. Over 225 guests enjoyed a fabulous multi-cource meal provided by Market Street Diner, Ale Asylum beer, wine provided by Woodman's Market, live and silent auctions, raffles, and live music from the talented Beth Kille! Attendees were also treated to inspirational stories from those touched by The River. Money raised at the Harvest Dinner will go directly to the goods and services provided by The River. 



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.