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 2,500 people every week in pursuit of its vision: a fully nourished community.

Northside Blood Drive on February 8

Door Creek Church will host a community blood drive on Madison’s Northside from 2:00–5:30 pm on Wednesday, February 8, at 1181 N. Sherman Ave, inside Door Creek Church Activity Center. Sponsored...

The River Food Pantry Receives $500,000 Grant to Improve Food Access for Dane County

MADISON, Wis. — December 15, 2022 — The River Food Pantry recently received a $500,000 grant from the S.L. Gimbel Foundation, a component fund at The Inland Empire Community Foundation, to expand...

Help Feed Food-Insecure Veterans in Madison this Giving Tuesday

UPDATE: Thanks to all who supported The River's collaborative Giving Tuesday campaign! 177 donors generously gave over $38,000—plus, a $10,000 match—for a total of $48,000 to help feed food-insecure...

2022 Impact

unique individuals

throughout Dane County served a total of


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