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The River connects community to compassion.

Serving Dane County since 2006, The River Food Pantry counts on neighbors to help neighbors in need. The River is the area’s busiest pantry serving groceries, community meals, mobile lunches, clothing and household goods to those who are struggling to make ends meet. The River’s mission is to bring a message of mercy and hope to those in need by providing nutritional basics and encouragement.

The River Food Pantry was recently featured in an episode of the Emmy award winning Wisconsin Foodie!

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Save The Date- Harvest Dinner

Join us at our 9th annual Harvest Dinner of Hunger on Sunday, October 21st.


How You Can Help End Child Hunger This Summer

It’s hard to believe that Summer is right around the corner, but it is here and we need your help.

Join The River’s Team!

Join our team! We are currently hiring an Operations Supervisor and Operations Assistant.  Click the links to learn more and apply.


River Shirts Available

Support The River Food Pantry by purchasing comfy River shirts….

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For the safety of the people we serve, our staff and volunteers, The River Food Pantry will close if the Madison Public Schools close due to inclement winter weather.