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New Pantry Session on Saturdays: Pantry xPress

Starting May 28, The River Food Pantry will introduce a new pantry session, called Pantry xPress, on Saturdays from 11 am to 2 pm that offers a condensed selection of curbside groceries and to-go meals. “By offering a pantry session on the weekend that does not require registration, we will increa...

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Raise Money for The River by Volunteering at Brat Fest

You can raise money for The River Food Pantry by volunteering at the World’s Largest Brat Fest this Memorial Day Weekend at Willow Island at the Alliant Energy Center! When you sign up to volunteer and select ‘The River Food Pantry’ as your charity to support, $8 for every hour you volu...

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Badgers Basketball Online Auction to Benefit The River Food Pantry

Left: 2022 Wisconsin Badgers Team Signed Basketball. Right: Greg Gard Autographed Badger Basketball. UPDATE: In total, The River raised $1,500 through this auction! Congratulations to our auction winners, Bob B. and Athena D.! Many thanks to everyone who donated and/or participated in this speci...

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Northside Blood Drive on April 13

In response to the national blood shortage crisis, Door Creek Church will host a community blood drive on Madison’s Northside from 1–6 pm on Wednesday, April 13, at 1181 N. Sherman Ave. Sponsored by The River Food Pantry and Northside Planning Council, the public blood drive will support ...

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Food Waste Fighters

We are thrilled to recognize over 50 local food retailers as Food Waste Fighters for their significant donations of food and supplies in 2021 to The River to nourish Dane County households facing food insecurity. We applaud their commitment to minimizing food waste and supporting our community! Than...

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Curbside Breakfast with the Bunny 2022

Saturday, April 9 8:00–10:30am The River Food Pantry (2201 Darwin Rd) “Everybunny” is invited to Curbside Breakfast with the Bunny on April 9 at The River Food Pantry! This drive-thru event will offer pancakes, eggs, ham, fruit, and juice for the whole family. The Easter Bunny will be hopping...

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Pantry News

Munch mobile meals program offers hands-on learning about childhood hunger to St. Luke’s students

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church requested a hands-on learning experience for their vacation bible school students from....

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