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

The River Food Pantry, serving over 1,000 diverse households each week, is South Central Wisconsin’s busiest food pantry. Our services include free groceries for curbside pickup or delivery, online grocery orders, freshly prepared to-go meals, and mobile lunches for children and adults in low-income neighborhoods. We build community by offering opportunities to serve, donate, and collaborate. We also partner with local organizations to minimize food waste and improve access to reliable sources of food. Since opening in 2006, our vision has always been to achieve a fully nourished community.

The River Food Pantry Becomes First Redistribution Organization of Second Harvest Foodbank

MADISON, Wis. — January 6, 2022 — The River Food Pantry has become the first redistribution organization (RDO) of Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin. As an RDO, The River can now redirect...

The River Food Pantry Partners with Feed the Children to Host ‘No Hunger Holidays’ Event, Providing Dane County Families with Free Food and Essentials

MADISON, Wis. — December 27, 2021 — The River Food Pantry is partnering with Feed the Children, a leading nonprofit focused on alleviating childhood hunger, to bring No Hunger Holidays to 400 Dane...

We are #PantryProud

  We are #PantryProud. A common misconception about food pantries is that we only offer highly processed foods with low nutritional value. Those who have never visited a food pantry before...

Our 2021 Impact

Pounds of Food Distributed

People Served

Meals Served

Households Served

Munch Lunches Distributed

Hours of Volunteer Service

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