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.

The River Food Pantry Receives Largest Grant Ever to Increase Access to Healthy Produce in Dane County

MADISON, Wis. — March 25, 2021 — The River Food Pantry recently received a $422,500 grant from the Inland Empire Community Foundation — the largest gift the food pantry has seen since its creation...

How are Food Pantries Different From Food Banks?

Make a Difference Through a Donation to The River Food Pantry It’s easy to get the terms confused. Food banks and food pantries are both nonprofit organizations but each plays a different role in...

What Should I Expect on My First Food Pantry Visit?

The River Food Pantry is Here to Serve You and Your Family Many factors can lead to food insecurity: changes in employment, family situations, unexpected expenses and other unforeseen circumstances....

Our 2020 Impact

Pounds of Food Distributed

People Served

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Households Served

MUNCH Lunches Distributed

Hours of Volunteer Service

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