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"As a business leader on Madison's north side, I believe it is critical for us to partner with organizations like The River Food Pantry. They bring a valuable service to the community and support families that need emergency assistance."

Bill Haight
President, Magna Publications

The River is Dane County's busiest food pantry and in 2015 welcomed 30,605 family visits.

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Recipe from Harvest Dinner

Thank you for attending the 2nd Annual Harvest Dinner for Hunger!  Here's the recipe for the main entree, Cider Roast Chicken, compliments of Market Street Diner and Chef Ron Dombroski.  Enjoy!






3 Chickens, cut-up

1 Gallon apple cider

4 Tablespoons dried thyme

2 Tablespoons salt

2 Tablespoons black pepper


Cut up chickens into 8 pieces each. Steep in apple cider for at least 3 hours. Overnight if possible. Place on a lined baking sheet (parchment paper) and season with thyme, salt and pepper.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour (conventional oven) or 45 minutes (convection oven).

Simple and Delicious!

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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.