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Increased Access to Free Fresh Produce

Food-insecure households across Dane County have increased access to free fruits and vegetables, thanks to a recent grant The River received from the Inland Empire Community Foundation. With this funding, The River is purchasing more fresh produce than ever before for all of our programs to help our...

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Food Expiration Dates: What You Need to Know

As The River Food Pantry works hard to recover food—that would otherwise go to waste—from around Dane County to provide a wide array of groceries for your household, you may find some items that are past their best-by dates. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, food expir...

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ePantry: New Food Pantry Online Ordering System

Of all the changes at The River caused by the pandemic, perhaps the largest one was moving pantry sessions outdoors to support the health of clients, volunteers, and staff. While this transition was necessary, it was difficult as it took away something our clients value greatly: choice. While we ...

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The River Hosts School Supplies Drive

While we hate to admit it, summer will come to an end. But that means school will begin. As many students return to in-person learning, The River Food Pantry is hosting a community-wide school supplies drive in collaboration with the Northside Planning Council. As you browse the aisles or en...

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Vote for The River as Best Charitable Organization in Madison!

VOTE FOR US PLEASE! Help us win the madison.com People’s Choice Awards for Best Charitable Organization in Madison! VOTE HERE. You can vote ONCE PER DAY from June 21–July 11. Voting is fast and easy. Plus, you will help raise awareness of The River’s efforts to feed thousands of Dan...

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Make Music Madison at The River

  On Monday, June 21 from 3:30–6pm, The River Food Pantry will be a host of Make Music Madison, a free outdoor musical experience celebrated annually on the summer solstice.   Live music at The River will be provided by Northbound Train, the band of our very own Operations Specialist Ben Kauth. ...

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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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Nominate The River Food Pantry for Best Charitable Organization in Madison!

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