(608) 442-8815


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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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Say "Hello" to The River Team!

Jenny  Jenny Czerkas - Director

"Growing up on a family farm just outside of Sun Prairie, feeding people is in my DNA..."

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Andy  Andy Czerkas - Director

"Early in our marriage, Jenny and I decided to spend a big part of our lives serving others..."

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Rhonda staff bio  Rhonda Adams - Operations Director and Volunteer Coordinator

"My life has been about service; twenty-one years in the Army, and now I serve as operations manager at The River..."

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Amy cropped Amy Lord - Development Director

 "I love talking with people and hearing their stories! You don't know what you will learn each day until you stop and listen to what others around you have to say." 

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Hannah Hannah Becker- Communications Coordinator

"I love being a part of a team that is dedicated to making a difference!"

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William  William Berkan - Kitchen Manager

"I have never been happier to go to work, knowing that I am helping people and making them happy with food."

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Jon Jon Clark- Warehouse Coordinator

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Dwayne Dwayne Jordan- Food Pantry Manager

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Bill Bill Littel - Driver and Pantry Assistant

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Ineabelle Ineabelle Lugo- Lunch Program Coordinator

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julie1 Julie McCoubrey- Lunch Program Manager

"I am so thankful God brought me to The River Food Pantry and I look forward to serving God through loving others for many days to come."

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Sevebio Seve Strook- Pantry Assistant

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Michele Michele Withers - Administrative Assistant

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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 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.