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On Saturday June 10th, Roundy’s/Pick ‘n Save and the Madison Police Department teamed up to collect needed food items for local food pantries! This year, Second Harvest partnered Pick ‘n Save, 2502 Shopko Drive, with The River Food Pantry for this campaign.

“Too many of our neighbors, especially on the Northside are not able to afford the food they need to feed their family,” The River’s Executive Director Charles McLimans said. “It’s our mission at The River to make sure that no one in our community goes hungry. So we were thrilled to partner with the Madison Police, our friends at Pick ‘n Save, and everyone who participated to serve and nourish our community.”

Officer David Dexheimer, North District Neighborhood Resource Officer, parked his vehicle in front of the Pick ‘n Save store to collect $5 and $10 pre-made bag of groceries. “It truly was a pleasure to help out with the Roundy’s/Pick ‘n Save food drive,” Officer Dexheimer said. “I was struck with the outpouring of goodwill and generous donations from our community. We really did ‘Stuff the Squad!’”

Children loved stopping by to say hi to Officer Dexheimer and sit in his vehicle. It just so happened, Leah, a face painter, was also outside the store that day to give free face paintings to shoppers.

Thanks to the generous shoppers at Pick ‘n Save, Officer Dexheimer filled his vehicle with over 350 pounds of food and delivered it to the pantry. “The Madison Police Department is very happy to support the great work of The River Food Pantry,” Officer Dexheimer shared. “Partnerships like these are vitally important to keeping Madison a safe and healthy community.”

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