Madison Community Foundation’s Ecumenical Fund for Nutrition Awards $25,000 to The River Food Pantry for Online Ordering | The River Food Pantry
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MADISON, Wis. — January 25, 2022 — The Madison Community Foundation’s Ecumenical Fund for Nutrition has awarded The River Food Pantry a $25,000 grant to support their new online grocery ordering system, called ePantry.

“We are so thankful to the Ecumenical Fund for Nutrition for their continued generosity,” said Rhonda Adams, Executive Director of The River. “This grant in support of ePantry will help us continue to improve access to free healthy food for low-income households throughout Dane County.”

The River will use grant funding to purchase culturally inclusive and special dietary food offerings, such as vegetarian and gluten-free items, for ePantry. Currently, the online ordering system is stocked with a variety of 140 food and personal care items each week for the community to choose from. Items include fresh produce, meat, dairy, bread, cleaning products, paper products, and more.

“The River Food Pantry is always exploring ways to innovate, building client resources and agency efficiency,” said Tom Linfield, Vice President Community Impact of Madison Community Foundation. “Madison Community Foundation is proud to support these efforts.”

Learn more about ePantry at

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About The River Food Pantry
The River Food Pantry, serving over 1,000 diverse households each week, is South Central Wisconsin’s busiest food pantry. Our services include free groceries for curbside pickup or delivery, online orders, freshly prepared to-go meals, and mobile lunches for children and adults in low-income neighborhoods. We build community by offering opportunities to serve, donate, and collaborate. We also partner with local organizations to minimize food waste and improve access to reliable sources of food. Since opening in 2006, our vision has always been to achieve a fully nourished community.

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