(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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The River's Summertime Benefit Brunch

Join us on Sunday, June 12 for The River’s Summertime Benefit Brunch, 9am-1pm at the Northside Farmers Market (located at the corner of N Sherman and Northport Dr.). For $7 get a generous portion of pancakes, eggs, bacon and juice and coffee.  All proceeds will help The River provide food for needy families, and help us prepare for the period of August to November when low-cost food becomes scarce and our shelves are hard to stock.

Madison Mallards mascot, Maynard G. Mallard will be there from 10-11am. Enter to win a  4-pack and a 2-pack of Mallards tickets.

Bring your family and friends. Get a group together to go before or after church. And, shop the market for some fresh produce.  Hope to see you there!

Rain location will be The River Food Pantry.  Advance tickets are available starting May 1 at The River.


Want to help us promote the Summertime Benefit Brunch?  Download, print and post posters or flyers for work, church, school, your local coffee shop, etc!  

Poster (size 8 1/2 x 14)     8halfx14_poster_color.pdf

Flyers (size 5 1/2 x 8 1/2--2 per page)   half_page_flyer.pdf

Thanks so much for your help!

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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.