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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.

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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.

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For Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr #Dayofservice, CUNA Mutual Group visited The River Food Pantry to help with our Appreciative....

National Nutrition Month II

The theme of National Nutrition Month ® this year is “Going Further with Food”. Do you end up throwing away....


Feed The Need tickets are now available! Join us for a local tasting event on Sunday, April 22nd benefiting The River Food Pantry. Click here to learn more about the event. buy tickets button