(608) 442-8815



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"The River is more family oriented than other food pantries I've been to. Other places basically kick you in and kick you out again. I know a lot of people who use The River.  It's made a real difference in their lives."


The River, the busiest pantry in Madison set a new attendance record in May 2012 with 2736 family visits and again served more than 2700 in August 2012 with 2727 visits.

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Harvest Dinner Tickets 



While this year's Harvest Dinner is sold out, we expect that some tickets may become available within the next couple of days and we have started a wait-list for those tickets.  If you would like to be on that wait-list, please email your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .





Wednesday, October 8, 2014

at The River Food Pantry

5:30pm  Appetizers, Beer from Ale Asylum, Wine from Botham Vineyards, Juice Bar, Silent Auction, Raffles & Games

6:30pm  Dinner, Live Auction & Program

Tickets $45

Click on the ticket to purchase your seats today!


Special thanks to our presenting sponsor:
Thank you to The Creative Company for generously donating their time & creative genius to develop print materials for the Harvest Dinner & to Inkworks for donating the printing.


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

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.