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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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Join our team! We currently hiring a Program Assistant and a Development Assistant. Click the links to learn more and apply.


River Shirts Available

Support The River Food Pantry by purchasing comfy River shirts….


Handwritten Bible Project Presents Finished Product

Serve and Celebrate the Seven Years Of Partnership With The River In Making The Handwritten Bible In Madison. The Handwritten….

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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

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.