The River Food Pantry – Dane County, WI
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Our Mission

Food, resources and faith to build a stronger community

Our Vision

A fully nourished community

About Us
The River is South Central Wisconsin’s busiest food pantry. Services include free groceries and freshly prepared meals for pickup or delivery, online grocery orders, and mobile meals. The River also redistributes rescued food and resources to local partners to increase access while minimizing waste. Since 2006, The River has grown to serve over 2,000 people every week in pursuit of its vision: a fully nourished community.

Inflation takes toll on The River Food Pantry and its customers

As inflation continues to soar, more local households are utilizing The River Food Pantry for the first time. By the end of July, over 1,000 new households had already registered for The River’s...

Changes to Curbside Grocery Distribution

Dear Valued Customers, Due to circumstances that are out of our control, The River is making changes to our curbside grocery distribution process. The purpose of these changes is to increase...

Munch mobile meals program offers hands-on learning about childhood hunger to St. Luke’s students

MADISON, Wis. — June 30, 2022 — Students at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Middleton recently received a hands-on learning experience about childhood hunger in Madison from The River Food Pantry’s...

Our 2021 Impact

Pounds of Food Distributed

People Served

Meals Served

Households Served

Munch Lunches Distributed

Hours of Volunteer Service

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