2018 School Supplies Drive | The River Food Pantry
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Back to school is right around the corner and The River knows there is a need in our community. At The River, we provide more than just food. We aim to provide the tools needed for children to succeed academically and socially. That’s why we need your help.

Our 2018 School Supplies Drive starts now!

This year we are partnering with Hertz Rent- a- Car in the Dane County Regional Airport to make this our best school supplies drive yet! On Thursday, August 2nd from 11am-3pm, Hertz will be accepting donations of school supplies for local children. Stop by for an afternoon of free food, familiar faces, and networking opportunities.

The River will be accepting in-person donations of school supplies leading up to this drive and after. All donations can be dropped off at The River during regular donation hours Monday and Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. through the end of August.

The River will be distributing these items the week of August 20th, 2018.

Here’s a list of suggested items that the children need:

All Grades

Pocket Folders

Spiral Notebook, single subject

Packs of loose leaf paper

3-ring binders 1” & 2”

3-ring binders ½” 1-2

Simple Calculator or TX30XIIS

#2 pencils 36


Blue or Black Pens – no gel pens!

Red pens


Pencil case

Glue Sticks

White school glue

Colored Pencils

Colored Markers


Ruler 12” w/ metrics

Index cards 5×7

Graph Paper

Tissues 2 large boxes

Backpack – sturdy

Black / Blue / Red Sharpie

Elementary grades only

All items listed above plus:


Elmer’s white washable glue

Smock (not plastic) or old shirt for painting

Scotch tape

Qt., gallon or snack size slide loc storage bags

Plastic rest mat for kindergarteners

Dry erase markers

Letter size clipboard

Post-It sticky notes (3×3)

Watercolor paints

Plastic school box 5×8

Optional or only some grades

Artist’s sketch pad

Pocket dictionary & thesaurus

1 pack Vis-à-vis washable overhead markers

Fresh wipes / Clorox clean-ups

Fine tip red sharpie

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