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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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Choose The River!

Old National Bank is giving away $39,000 to Wisconsin nonprofits! Choose Your Charity Campaign runs just for the month of....

Help The River SOAR

The River Food Pantry is starting on a wonderful strategic planning journey and we invite you to come along! We....


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