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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 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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