The River Food Pantry – Dane County, WI

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, mobile meals, and after-hours food lockers. 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 2,500 people every week in pursuit of its vision: a fully nourished community.

The River’s free summer meal program serving 24 neighborhoods throughout Madison and Fitchburg

MADISON, Wis. — July 18, 2024 — The River Food Pantry’s mobile meals program, Munch, has expanded throughout Madison and Fitchburg to feed more hungry children and adults this summer. From June 11...

The River Food Pantry Earns a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for 6th Consecutive Year

The River Food Pantry has been awarded its 6th consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent charity evaluator. A 4-star rating is the highest...

A letter to our community from 36 food pantries

  A coalition of more than 30 Dane County food pantries, including The River, have released a letter to the community, sounding an alarm about the rising demand for assistance and the need for both...

2023 Impact

unique individuals

throughout Dane County served a total of