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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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Free Thanksgiving To-go Meals for Dane County Families in Need

Each Thanksgiving to-go meal will be served cold and include a menu with reheating instructions and allergen information, as presented by The River’s Community Meals Coordinator, Chris Tuttle (left), and Interim Executive Director, Rhonda Adams. MADISON, Wis. — November 20, 2020 — The Rive...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Malik Terrab

"I love volunteering at The River not only because of the opportunity to serve my community, but also because of the stories and perspectives I gain from those I work with." –Malik Terrab Local high school senior, Malik Terrab, first began volunteering with The River in 2018 with his mother—...

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ReMitts Return!

Stock up on ReMitts for the cold and the holidays! Each pair of these beautiful, warm, upcycled wool mittens is one of a kind. Plus, all the proceeds benefit The River when you purchase your ReMitts from the following locations: Barriques (2166 Atwood Ave) DuWayne's Salon (2114 N Sherman...

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The River Expands Curbside Meal Pick-up Program, FAM

The River's Community Meals Coordinator, Chris Tuttle (left), and Meals Coordinator Assistant, Rachael Maynes, pose in front of curbside distribution, which is now separated into two lanes to make it more efficient for families to pick up FAM multiple times a week.   To increase accessib...

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The River Food Pantry Receives Largest Grant Ever to Increase Access to Healthy Produce in Dane County

Inland Empire Community Foundation provided The River the largest grant the food pantry has ever received.....

How are Food Pantries Different From Food Banks?

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