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 adults in low-income neighborhoods. 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 has always been to achieve a fully nourished community.

The River Food Pantry Voted Best Charitable Organization in Madison.com People’s Choice Awards

The River Food Pantry has been voted Best Charitable Organization through the Madison.com 2021 People Choice Awards. “In a community of over 3,000 nonprofit organizations, it is an absolute honor to...

Supporting the Community and Saving on Taxes

Max Weber is a proud supporter of The River who wants to inspire other donors to make IRA donations to charity. “Over the past year, my wife Maureen and I have been making contributions to The River...

Increased Access to Free Fresh Produce

Food-insecure households across Dane County have increased access to free fruits and vegetables, thanks to a recent grant The River received from the Inland Empire Community Foundation. With this...

Our 2020 Impact

Pounds of Food Distributed

People Served

Meals Served

Households Served

MUNCH Lunches Distributed

Hours of Volunteer Service

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