The River and all our programs will be CLOSED Friday, March 1 for cleaning and staff development.
Whenever The River is closed, a limited supply of food is available in our emergency food lockers. Learn more here.
Food, resources and faith to build a stronger community
A fully nourished community
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, mobile meals, and emergency food lockers. 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.
The River Food Pantry is now the recipient of a new refrigerated van, gifted to the local nonprofit organization through Whole Foods Market’s Nourishing Our Neighborhoods program to support picking up fresh food and redistributing it to those in need.
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