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Feed the Need 2020

Mark your calendars for The River's fifth annual tasting event, Feed the Need, on Sunday, March 29 from 1–4 p.m. at Madison College's Truax Campus! Registration includes all food and drink samples! $50 per person starting February 1–March 27 Registration will not be available at the door. A...

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High School Interns’ Takeaways

Pauline, Cailin, Cecilia, Sarah and ArlindaFive rising high school seniors served as interns at The River this summer through the UW PEOPLE Program, a college and career readiness kickstart program designed for low-income and potential first-generation college students. For five weeks, these s...

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New Refrigerated Truck to Improve Healthy Food Access

The River's refrigerated truck was generously provided by the City of Madison's Healthy Retail Access Program, Madison Food Policy Council, Madison Community Foundation, and Hovde Foundation. Thanks to strong community partnerships, The River recently acquired a new refrigerated truck to tak...

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New Coalition Seeks to End Childhood Hunger in Madison

Food for Success coalition brings together Food for Thought Initiative, Selfless Ambition, The River Food Pantry Leaders of the Food for Success coalition include (left to right) Charles McLimans of The River Food Pantry, Lea Aschkenase of Food for Thought Initiative, and Henry Sanders of Selfless...

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Food Pantry vs. Food Bank

I have to admit—I did not completely understand the difference between a “food pantry” and a “food bank” when I applied for my job at The River. After working here for almost a year now, I frequently hear people use the terms interchangeably. While both types of organizations are dedic...

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Students Raise Awareness of Food Insecurity

Ellen and Grace are freshmen at Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School in Sun Prairie. For their community learning project, they took on the challenge of raising awareness about food insecurity in Dane County. These two went door to door in their community to collect food and funds for The Ri...

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Feed the Need 2020

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Slumberland Furniture Donates Mattress Sets to The River Food Pantry for Dane County Children and Families

Homes for the Holidays donation event to take place Dec. 14 at Slumberland’s Madison East location MADISON, Wis. — December....


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