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H.O.P.E. for the Holidays

As Wisconsin's notoriously cold weather sets in, our minds and stomachs look forward to the holidays. From Thanksgiving turkey, Christmas hams, and everything in-between, a home-cooked meal with friends and family is always at the center of this season. But for some families in Dane County, a ho...

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MUNCH: Lessons Learned

Written by Anna Novak, MUNCH Program Intern My summer interning with the MUNCH program was an incredible and invaluable learning experience. As I head back to school for my final semester, I will truly miss the program and the people it introduced me to, both coworkers and the families I develope...

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Take a Tour of The River

When you walk through our doors, you’re greeted by a smiling face—no matter who you are. People who visit The River—for assistance or to help others—come from all walks of life. When we have a chance to use introduce our space to new visitors, we are thrilled to hear what they learn from ...

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The River Presents Vision for a Fully Nourished Community

MADISON, Wis. — September 13, 2018 — The River Food Pantry yesterday released a new strategic plan to guide the organization into the future. A Fully Nourished Community, The River’s Strategic Plan 2018, frames how The River will pursue a vision where everyone in Dane County is nourished in bo...

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Appreciative Inquiry & The River

Over a year ago, The River embarked on a strategic planning journey. We used a process called Appreciative Inquiry. Part of this process involved holding a summit for all our stakeholders (clients, volunteers, donors, staff, and community members) to voice their desires for our organization. Tog...

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An Update On MUNCH; Summer of 2018

This summer, you might have received a letter in the mail from us. This letter was in support of our mobile lunch program, MUNCH. We wanted to update our community members about the progress of the program and things to look forward to this summer. This letter also asked for a gift to help this prog...

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2018 School Supplies Drive

  Back to school is right around the corner and The River knows there is a need in our community. At The River, we provide more than just food. We aim to provide the tools needed for children to succeed academically and socially. That's why we need your help. Our 2018 School Supplies ...

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Madison Fire Department Helps Deliver Lunches with MUNCH

The Madison Fire Department and the River Food Pantry shares the same vision for the community so it is only logical that we help each other.        - Fire Chief Steven Davis  This week we were lucky to have Fire Chief Steven Davis, Lieutenant Lisa Becher and Lorenzo of the City of Madi...

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The River Awarded Grant from Monsanto Fund

President & CEO Charles McLimans alongside Bill Boor of Monsanto The River has been humbled to continue a partnership with the Monsanto Fund since 2015. The Monsanto Fund focuses their partnerships in areas such as Food & Nutrition, Education, and Community Development. Since 2015, w...

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American Family Interns Win Share Tank Challenge to Award $10,000 for The River

Funding for hydroponic growing systems to grow fresh produce year-round Casey Olson , AJ Sterlavage....

New Refrigerated Truck to Improve Healthy Food Access

The River's refrigerated truck was generously provided by the City of....


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