The River Food Pantry – Dane County, WI
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The River will be CLOSED on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

Connecting community to compassion

Serving Dane County since 2006, The River Food Pantry provides food, resources and faith to build a stronger community. Services include free groceries, meals and clothing, as well as free mobile lunches for children and teens on non-school days. As the area’s busiest food pantry, The River serves over 1,000 households every week in pursuit of its vision: a fully nourished community.

Students Raise Awareness of Food Insecurity

Ellen and Grace are freshmen at Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School in Sun Prairie. For their community learning project, they took on the challenge of raising awareness about food...

Honoring Veterans in Dane County with Free Groceries, Meals and Clothing

The River is focusing on serving food insecure veterans with a designated market session on Wednesdays from 11am–1pm. This new market session, which began May 1, is also open to seniors...

Help Feed Children This Summer | Support MUNCH

Help us provide 30,000+ healthy lunches to children in Dane County this summer! Summer vacation is near. That means thousands of children in our community will no longer...

Inclement Weather Policy

For the safety of our clients, staff and volunteers, The River will close if the Madison Metropolitan School District cancels school due to inclement weather conditions.
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Our 2018 Impact

Community Meals Served

Households Visited

MUNCH Lunches Distributed

Pounds of Food Distributed

Hours of Volunteer Service

Dollars Worth of Clothing & Household Items Distributed

Our Clients