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Vote for The River as Best Charitable Organization in Madison!

VOTE FOR US PLEASE! Help us win the madison.com People’s Choice Awards for Best Charitable Organization in Madison! VOTE HERE. You can vote ONCE PER DAY from June 21–July 11. Voting is fast and easy. Plus, you will help raise awareness of The River’s efforts to feed thousands of Dan...

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Make Music Madison at The River

  On Monday, June 21 from 3:30–6pm, The River Food Pantry will be a host of Make Music Madison, a free outdoor musical experience celebrated annually on the summer solstice.   Live music at The River will be provided by Northbound Train, the band of our very own Operations Specialist Ben Kauth. ...

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How are Food Pantries Different From Food Banks?

Make a Difference Through a Donation to The River Food Pantry It’s easy to get the terms confused. Food banks and food pantries are both nonprofit organizations but each plays a different role in the fight against hunger. Food banks solicit, receive, inventory and store food donations. Donations c...

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What Should I Expect on My First Food Pantry Visit?

What Should I Expect on My First Food Pantry Visit?

The River Food Pantry is Here to Serve You and Your Family Many factors can lead to food insecurity: changes in employment, family situations, unexpected expenses and other unforeseen circumstances. Today, more Americans must supplement their food resources for the very first time. Being in this ...

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Unprecedented times, unconventional giving

Our donors are adapting to maximize the impact of their donation and are choosing these financially smart ways to support The River Food Pantry. IRA Gifts Since 2015, there’s been a law that allows Americans 70 ½ years or older to make tax-free donations from a traditional or ROTH IRA up ...

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Donor Spotlight: Helen Drobniak

Helen Drobniak has been a dedicated supporter of The River Food Pantry, trying to give when she can for nearly a decade. Her gifts have fed countless families, children and seniors facing food insecurity in our community. Helen has also chosen to name The River in her will so she can continue to...

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Rhonda Adams Named Executive Director of The River Food Pantry

Rhonda Adams, Executive Director of The River Food Pantry The River Food Pantry has named Rhonda Adams as Executive Director. Adams has seamlessly assumed the role of interim executive director since June, a reason why The River never missed a beat throughout the pandemic. She brings decades ...

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Use Your Donor-Advised Fund to Help Our Neighbors Facing Food Insecurity

According to the US Census, in Dane County in 2019, more than 22,000 households did not have enough income to....

Vote for The River as Best Charitable Organization in Madison!

VOTE FOR US PLEASE! Help us win the madison.com People’s Choice Awards for Best Charitable Organization in Madison! VOTE HERE.....


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