100 Men of Dane County Awards $97,000 to The River Food Pantry for Munch Mobile Meals Program | The River Food Pantry

100 Men of Dane County provides grants to organizations that help youth in Dane County overcome adversity. Their members voted for The River Food Pantry to win the second quarter grant of this year.

MADISON, Wis. — May 20, 2022 — 100 Men of Dane County has awarded The River Food Pantry a $97,000 grant to support the expansion of their mobile meals program, Munch, which serves local children facing food insecurity.

“We are extremely honored and grateful to 100 Men of Dane County for selecting The River as their quarter two grant finalist,” said Rhonda Adams, Executive Director of The River. “Their generous support of Munch will help feed thousands of children coping with hunger throughout Madison.”

Watch The River’s submission video to 100 Men of Dane County to learn more about Munch.

For the past six years, Munch has delivered free healthy meals to children in low-income neighborhoods on Madison’s north and east sides. The River will use grant funding to expand Munch to underserved neighborhoods on Madison’s south side.

Many of the children served by Munch rely on school lunches as their key meal source. Munch bridges the gap when school lunch is not available by operating up to 6 days per week. Each meal includes fresh produce and other nutritionally balanced options for children to choose from.

In 2021, Munch distributed over 33,000 meals to 10 low-income neighborhoods. The River’s goal is to deliver at least 45,000 meals in 2022.

Learn more about Munch at riverfoodpantry.org/services/munch.

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About The River Food Pantry
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.

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