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The River Launches Free Food Delivery Program for the Homebound

River Delivers seeks more volunteers to help meet high demand for home deliveries (Left to right) JJ Meyer, River Delivers Coordinator, helps River Runners, Judy Fisher and Mark Allen, load their car with groceries to deliver to those who are facing food insecurity and unable to leave home due to ...

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Gluten-Free Food Boxes Now Offered at The River

The River now offers free boxes of gluten-free food through its curbside grocery distribution on Tuesday–Friday from 10am–3pm. “Thanks to client feedback, we recognized a growing need for gluten-free food,” said Rhonda Adams, Interim Executive Director of The River. “Thanks to donor...

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60,000 pairs of socks donated to those in need around Dane County

The River Food Pantry shares Bombas socks with local nonprofits After receiving its largest sock donation from Bombas, The River Food Pantry is ‘knee deep’ in socks for the rising number of individuals needing assistance due to COVID-19. MADISON, Wis. — August 13, 2020 — Dane County men...

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The River Gives Unity

For Shantell, The River means more than giving back to the community. As a regular volunteer since May, Shantell has experienced how The River builds compassion between people during these times of division and hardship. “With everything going on in the world today, The River unifies us instead...

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Curbside Connections

Over the last four years, The River’s Operations Lead Jon Clark has built many relationships and experienced many changes, especially after the pandemic hit. For Jon, the biggest challenge with COVID-19 is not being able to connect as directly with clients. “I definitely miss the one-on-one fami...

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Feed families by supporting FAM (Family At-Home Meals)

Give today and your donation is doubled! We are grateful to announce that a good friend of The River has offered to MATCH up to $25,000 for all gifts received by September 1, 2020, in support of our newest program, FAM (Family At-Home Meals). Gifts from generous donors like you have helped The River...

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The River will accept food donations again

The River Food Pantry will again accept in-kind donations of food and personal care items, but not clothing or housewares. Donations can be dropped off at the back door of The River (2201 Darwin Rd) on Mondays from 9am–1pm and Tuesdays–Fridays from 1pm–3pm.* All food and personal car...

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Third-grader starts COVID-19 fundraiser for local nonprofits

Donations support homeless and hunger-relief organizations Watch Arie Sadnoor (right) and his sister (left) explain the purpose of their “COVID-19 Uplift our Community Fund.” MADISON, Wis. — April 3, 2020 — A third-grade student started a GoFundMe last week to raise money for Madison-ar...

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The River Food Pantry Establishes COVID-19 Emergency Food Fund

Funding provides boxes of food for curbside pick-up and MUNCH mobile lunch delivery to children MADISON, Wis. — March 16, 2020 — The River Food Pantry has established a COVID-19 Emergency Food Fund to meet the nutritional needs of food-insecure households in Dane County for the duration of ...

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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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