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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.”

 Jamie

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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2017...

 Food drive aims to help pantries during slow donation season

WMTV / NBC15.com, April 2017

WMTV / NBC15.com, April 2017
 
WMTV / NBC15.com, March 2017 
 
WISC-TV / Channel 3000, January 2017
 

2016...

 
WKOW / WKOW.com December 2016 
 
WMTV / NBC15.com, December 2016 

 

2015...

 

Local food pantry in need of winter clothing donations

WMTV / NBC15.com, January 2015

 

Non-profits hope to make the most of 2015

WISC-TV / Channel 3000, January 2015

 

No Time to Wait - It's a new year and a new chance to make the city better

Madison Magazine, January 2015

 

2014...

 

The River Bakery's First Year Successfully Risen

Northside News, December 2014

 

The After-Season Harvest: from farm to food pantry

Northside News, December 2014

 

Madison Community Foundation funds baker training, other programs to fight poverty

The Capital Times, November 2014

 

Food bank offers free family portraits

WISC-TV / Channel 3000, November 2014

 

Community Connections

CW57 Television, October 2014

 

Northside Groups Collaborate to Provide Fresh Foods, Job Training

Northside News, February 2014

 

2013...

 

The Invisible Faces of Hunger

 Madison Magazine, October 2013

 

2012...

 

Packer Game Tailgate Package Donated to The River's Charity Auction

September 17, 2012

 

3rd Annual Harvest Dinner for Hunger Tickets Go on Sale

September 1, 2012

 

AARP The Magazine Inspire Awards, 2012

 

2011...

 

AARP Foundation Hunger Hero December, 2011

 

2011 Madison Magazine People of the Year - Andy & Jenny are on the second page

Cap Times,  October 26, 2011

Andy Czerkas wins AARP Award

November 16, 2011 NBC 15

 

Andy and Jenny, an interview after winning the National Jefferson Award

http://www.jeffersonawards.org/pastwinners/2011interviews

 

Andy and Jenny accepting the National Jefferson Award

http://www.jeffersonawards.org/pastwinners/2011gala

 

Andy and Jenny at the National Jefferson Award Welcome Dinner

http://www.jeffersonawards.org/pastwinners/2011dinner

 

Andy and Jenny win National Jefferson Award

June 21, 2011WKOW 27

 

Someone You Should Know.  Andy and Jenny win the Jefferson Award.
January 13, 2011  WKOW 27

 

Founders of The River Food Pantry Receive Prestigious Award

Northside News, August 2011

 

2009...

 

Northside News July 2009

 

Northside News May 2009

 

Madison Mayor's blog 5-5-2009

 

In Business Magazine January 2009

 

 

2008...

 

Madison:Capital Times 10/8/2008

 

Red Cross Award Spring 2008

 

 

2007...

 

Isthmus Daily Page 10-8-2007

 

 

 

 

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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
Email: river@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.