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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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Share Your Love

Kailey and Avery are little volunteers with big hearts. After helping make lunches for other children through our mobile lunch program (MUNCH), they decided to raise money for The River by raking leaves. With pride and excitement, the girls brought us their donation of $4.40. We are truly humbled by...

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Emergency Day Warming Center in Downtown Madison

Photo source: Hope's Home: An Outreach Ministry of First United Ministry Church. First United Methodist Church, located at 203 Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Madison, will host an emergency day warming center on Mon., Jan. 28–Fri., Feb. 1 from 8:00 am–4:00 pm for families and women experiencing h...

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Feed the Need 2019

Join The River for our fourth annual tasting event, Feed the Need, on Sunday, April 7 from 3–6 p.m. at CUNA Mutual Group! Tickets include all food and drink samples!$50 each through April 5Tickets will not be available at the door. All proceeds benefit The River. This yea...

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Your Tax-Deductible Year-End Gift Makes a Difference

The River is able to make such an impact because of the support of our community. We are truly grateful. If you have not yet had the chance to contribute, we would welcome your donation now. ABOUT THE TAX LAW We know that kindness and compassion are at the heart of your support. Because Th...

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A Beacon of Hope

  "The River gave my grandson a Christmas I could never give him on my income, and words could not express how thankful I am for their giving hearts." – Linda   Thanks to our wonderful supporters, The River Food Pantry helps over 1,000 households in Dane County each ...

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#GivingTuesday | November 27, 2018

  In preparation for #GivingTuesday, we asked our clients one simple question: What does The River mean to you? Here is what they shared: Show The River's clients what they mean to you and our community.Join The River Food Pantry on #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving! The money r...

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