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

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.

Help Feed Food-Insecure Veterans in Madison this Giving Tuesday

UPDATE: Thanks to all who supported The River's collaborative Giving Tuesday campaign! 177 donors generously gave over $38,000—plus, a $10,000 match—for a total of $48,000 to help feed food-insecure...

Please Contact Your Alder Before Nov. 14 to Support The River

Dear Friends of The River, The Madison Common Council is preparing to vote on the 2023 city budget, including an amendment allocating $1 million to help fund the future construction of a new...

ReMitts Return!

Stock up on ReMitts for the cold and the holidays! Each pair of these beautiful, warm, upcycled wool mittens is one of a kind. Plus, 100% of the proceeds benefit local food pantries, including The...

2021 Impact

unique individuals

throughout Dane County served a total of


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