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The River connects community to compassion.

Serving Dane County since 2006, The River Food Pantry counts on neighbors to help neighbors in need. The River is the area’s busiest pantry serving groceries, community meals, mobile lunches, clothing and household goods to those who are struggling to make ends meet. The River’s mission is to bring a message of mercy and hope to those in need by providing nutritional basics and encouragement.

The River Food Pantry was recently featured in an episode of the Emmy award winning Wisconsin Foodie!

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Meet A Volunteer- Dan

Almost every Thursday you’ll find Dan sitting behind a table at The River with a….

Join The River’s Team!

Join our team! We currently hiring an Operations Assistant. Click the links to learn more and apply.


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For the safety of the people we serve, our staff and volunteers, The River Food Pantry will close if the Madison Public Schools close due to inclement winter weather.