The River Food Pantry – Dane County, WI
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Our Mission

Food, resources and faith to build a stronger community

Our Vision

A fully nourished community

The River Food Pantry, serving over 1,000 diverse households each week, is South Central Wisconsin’s busiest food pantry. Our services include free groceries for curbside pickup or delivery, freshly prepared to-go meals, and mobile lunches for children and families in low-income neighborhoods. More than just a food pantry, we build community by offering opportunities to serve, donate, and collaborate. We also partner with local organizations to minimize food waste and improve access to reliable sources of food. Since opening in 2006, our vision is to achieve a fully nourished community.

Vote for The River as Best Charitable Organization in Madison!

VOTE FOR US PLEASE! Help us win the madison.com People’s Choice Awards for Best Charitable Organization in Madison! VOTE HERE. You can vote ONCE PER DAY from June 21–July 11. Voting is fast and...

Donate your myWalgreens cash rewards to The River Food Pantry thru 08/31/21

We’re participating in the myWalgreens donation program! You can donate your myWalgreens cash rewards to The River Food Pantry thru August 31, 2021. At Walgreens, you’ll earn unlimited 1% Walgreens...

Make Music Madison at The River

  On Monday, June 21 from 3:30–6pm, The River Food Pantry will be a host of Make Music Madison, a free outdoor musical experience celebrated annually on the summer solstice.   Live music at The...

Our 2020 Impact

Pounds of Food Distributed

People Served

Meals Served

Households Served

MUNCH Lunches Distributed

Hours of Volunteer Service

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