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.

Important Update to Curbside Grocery Distribution

Dear Valued Customers, Great news! Starting Tues., Sept. 27, our curbside grocery distribution line will return to The River’s parking lot. This means that you can go straight to The River to...

Thank You to Our Summer Interns!

This summer, The River was fortunate to host two paid interns to help us fight hunger in Dane County through No Kid Hungry’s Youth Ambassador Program. From June to August, Gio Dinon supported our...

The River Food Pantry Voted Best Charitable Organization & Best Customer Service in Madison.com People’s Choice Awards

MADISON, Wis. — August 30, 2022 — The River Food Pantry has been voted both Best Charitable Organization and Best Customer Service through the Madison.com 2022 People’s Choice Awards. “The key to...

Our 2021 Impact

Pounds of Food Distributed

People Served

Meals Served

Households Served

Munch Lunches Distributed

Hours of Volunteer Service

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