The River Food Pantry – Dane County, WI

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, 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 Voted Best Charitable Organization & Best Chef in People’s Choice Awards

MADISON, Wis. — September 3, 2023 — The River Food Pantry has been voted both Best Charitable Organization and Best Chef through the 2023 People’s Choice Awards. “We put a lot of love...

The River’s Schedule Changes due to Excessive Heat Warning – August 2023

Due to the Excessive Heat Warning, The River Food Pantry is making the following adjustments to continue serving those in need while also protecting people's health and food quality: Munch Mobile...

Northside Blood Drive on August 22

The River Food Pantry, Northside Planning Council, and Willy Street Co-op are co-sponsoring a Northside Mobile Blood Drive on Tuesday, August 22 from 1–4 pm to support ImpactLife, the provider of...

2022 Impact

unique individuals

throughout Dane County served a total of