The River Food Pantry – Dane County, WI
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The River and all its programs will be CLOSED on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Our Mission

Food, resources and faith to build a stronger community

Our Vision

A fully nourished community

About Us
The River is South Central Wisconsin’s busiest food pantry. Services include free groceries and freshly prepared meals for pickup or delivery, online grocery orders, and mobile meals. The River also redistributes rescued food and resources to local partners to increase access while minimizing waste. Since 2006, The River has grown to serve over 2,000 people every week in pursuit of its vision: a fully nourished community.

Munch mobile meals program offers hands-on learning about childhood hunger to St. Luke’s students

MADISON, Wis. — June 30, 2022 — Students at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Middleton recently received a hands-on learning experience about childhood hunger in Madison from The River Food Pantry’s...

Vote The River Food Pantry for Best Charitable Organization & Best Customer Service in Madison!

The River Food Pantry was nominated as a top 5 finalist for Best Charitable Organization AND Best Customer Service in Madison through the People's Choice Awards! “Thanks to all our...

New Pantry Session on Saturdays: Pantry xPress

Starting May 28, The River Food Pantry will introduce a new pantry session, called Pantry xPress, on Saturdays from 11 am to 2 pm that offers a condensed selection of curbside groceries and to-go...

Our 2021 Impact

Pounds of Food Distributed

People Served

Meals Served

Households Served

Munch Lunches Distributed

Hours of Volunteer Service

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