Our Mission, Vision & Core Values - The River Food Pantry | The River Food Pantry

Our Mission


Food, resources and faith to build a stronger community.


A fully nourished community.

Core Values


Valuing each other as we value ourselves through listening, example, collaboration, and trust.


Nourishing and serving with loving hearts for one another.


Embracing togetherness through sharing, caring, loving and accountability to each other.


Kindness displayed with affection and love, expecting neither reward nor recognition.


Embracing all with resources, community and compassion.

Guiding Principles

We Believe...

in a foundation of faith and place faith at the center of everything we do.

that food is a right and not a privilege.

in nourishing our community in body, mind and spirit.

in creating a servant-hearted community and that the opportunity to serve is a gift.

in abundance, all is given to us as a gift, and through the beauty of sharing all will have enough.

in a culture of philanthropy, and through the generous sharing of our gifts and talents we build up one another and our community.

by working together we will end hunger and build a stronger community.

Pantry News

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

MADISON, Wis. — September 3, 2023 — The River Food Pantry has been voted both Best Charitable Organization and Best....

The River’s Schedule Changes due to Excessive Heat Warning – August 2023

Due to the Excessive Heat Warning, The River Food Pantry is making the following adjustments to continue serving those in....