The River Food Pantry – Dane County, WI
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Connecting community to compassion

Serving Dane County since 2006, The River Food Pantry provides food, resources and faith to build a stronger community. The River’s COVID-19 Emergency Food Fund provides free curbside groceries and supplies, as well as free mobile lunches for children in nine low-income neighborhoods. As the area’s busiest food pantry, The River serves over 1,000 households every week in pursuit of its vision: a fully nourished community. 

The River will accept food donations again

The River Food Pantry will again accept in-kind donations of food and personal care items, but not clothing or housewares. Donations can be dropped off at the back door of The River (2201 Darwin Rd)...

The River’s CEO Charles McLimans Stepping Down, Rhonda Adams Named Interim Executive Director

MADISON, Wis. — May 8, 2020 — Charles McLimans has announced his resignation as President and CEO of The River Food Pantry. After three years at The River, McLimans will depart on June 12 to become...

Third-grader starts COVID-19 fundraiser for local nonprofits

A third-grade student started a GoFundMe last week to raise money for Madison-area nonprofits supporting those in need during the coronavirus pandemic. The “COVID-19 Uplift our Community Fund” has collected nearly half of its $3,000 goal.

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