The River Food Pantry – Dane County, WI
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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.

NEW Volunteer Advisory Committee

The River recently established a new Volunteer Advisory Committee (VAC) to strengthen our volunteer program!

Share Your Love

Kailey and Avery are little volunteers with big hearts. After helping make lunches for other children through our mobile lunch program (MUNCH), they decided to raise money for The River by raking...

Emergency Day Warming Center in Downtown Madison

First United Methodist Church, at 203 Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Madison, will host an emergency day warming center on Mon., Jan. 28–Fri., Feb. 1 from 8:00 am–4:00 pm for families and women experiencing homelessness.

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

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Children

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Seniors