The River Food Pantry – Dane County, WI
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The River will be CLOSED Dec. 23–26 & Dec. 30–Jan. 2.

From 12pm–7pm on Fri., Dec. 27 & Fri., Jan. 3, we will have longer market sessions with groceries, clothing and hot meals. MUNCH lunches for families with school age children will be available during the entire session. Free rides home within a 3-mile radius will be available starting at 4:30pm. The River will return to our regular weekly schedule on Mon., Jan. 6, 2020.

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.

Slumberland Furniture Donates Mattress Sets to The River Food Pantry for Dane County Children and Families

Homes for the Holidays donation event to take place Dec. 14 at Slumberland’s Madison East location MADISON, Wis. — December 11, 2019 — In celebration of their annual Homes for the Holidays event,...

NewBridge Madison Launches Food Bridge “Your Connection to Wholesome Groceries”

[original press release published by The Creative Company] Food Delivery Program to Serve as a Critical Resource for Madison Area Older Adults MADISON, Wis. (October 1, 2019)-Picture this: your...

High School Interns’ Takeaways

Five rising high school seniors served as interns at The River this summer through the UW PEOPLE Program, a college and career readiness kickstart program designed for low-income and...

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

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