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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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Help Feed Children This Summer | Support MUNCH

Help us provide 30,000+ healthy lunches to children in Dane County this summer! Summer vacation is near. That means thousands of children in our community will no longer receive free lunch from school. Without reliable access to healthy lunch, these children could lack the nutrition they ne...

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A New Market Session—Just for Seniors

Starting May 1, The River Food Pantry will introduce a new senior market session for clients ages 60 and over on Wednesdays from 11 am to 1 pm. Similar to other regular weekly market sessions at The River, senior clients will have an opportunity to shop for free groceries and clothing, as wel...

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Roadwork Alert: Construction on Darwin Road

The City of Madison has announced that the roads surrounding The River will undergo construction over the next two to three months. Construction is planned to start April 29 on Darwin Road–Packers Avenue to International Lane.Although street parking will occasionally be limited, The River will...

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NEW Volunteer Advisory Committee

Pictured from left to right: Jim Lenzer, Gary Barnes, Denny Skaanning, Sharon Mohr. The River recently established a new Volunteer Advisory Committee (VAC) to strengthen our volunteer program! The committee will focus on helping The River achieve our aspiration of becoming a leading organization...

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American Family Interns Win Share Tank Challenge to Award $10,000 for The River

Funding for hydroponic growing systems to grow fresh produce year-round Casey Olson , AJ Sterlavage....

New Refrigerated Truck to Improve Healthy Food Access

The River's refrigerated truck was generously provided by the City of....


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