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Meet A Volunteer

Almost every Thursday you’ll find Dan sitting behind a table at The River with a stethoscope hanging on his neck, a blood pressure meter and notebook placed next to him and a smile on his face. He greets many shoppers by their first name and offer them a seat next to him. Dan has been checking...

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John McCracken – Development Assistant

  I joined The River in the Spring of 2018. I previously worked with Wisconsin Public Television, The Literacy Network in Madison, and the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. I am excited to be working with The River as this organization is vital to the area. I joined The River to put my...

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River Shirts

Exciting news! We now have shirts available for purchase thanks to Joeytees! A portion of the proceeds will go back to The River which will go towards purchasing enough groceries for over 1,000 households every week. Talk about a fun way to support The River Food Pantry! We have two colors availa...

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Handwritten Bible Project Presents Finished Collection

Serve and Celebrate the Seven Years Of Partnership With The River In Making The Handwritten Bible In Madison. The Handwritten Bible project began back in August 2010 by Len Lindsay.  How many pages would the Bible be when it is handwritten by over 300 different people? 4,000 pages! All the chap...

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#Daysofservice

For Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr #Dayofservice, CUNA Mutual Group visited The River Food Pantry to help with our Appreciative Inquiry and SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, and Results) process! They also made adorable River buttons and thank you cards that we have been giving out to sup...

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National Nutrition Month II

The theme of National Nutrition Month ® this year is “Going Further with Food”. Do you end up throwing away food despite your best intentions? If you do, try these tips on refrigerator storage from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Intern Grace Maples answered questions on nutrition a...

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Amazon Smile

Amazon is tripling the donation amount to 1.5% when costumers make their first eligible smile.amazon.com purchase from March 12-31. Support The River by shopping on smile.amazon.com. Over 700 households visit The River every week for not only food, clothing and hot meals, but for a sense of comm...

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National Nutrition Month

We are excited to host two dietetic interns during March, which also happens to be National Nutrition Month®! Here is Grace, sampling a healthy chili recipe you can make at home with only a few ingredients. Easy Chili A healthy and hearty chili recipe. Serves 6. Intern Grace Maples handed out s...

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Choose The River!

Old National Bank is giving away $39,000 to Wisconsin nonprofits! Choose Your Charity Campaign runs just for the month of February.  Each Old National Wisconsin banking center will be donating $1,000 to the top vote-getting charity at their branch. Last year The River received $1,000 from the Ol...

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Help The River SOAR

The River Food Pantry is starting on a wonderful strategic planning journey and we invite you to come along! We are participating in an Appreciation Inquiry and SOAR process. Appreciative Inquiry is a systematic approach to discovering the best in people, organizations and systems, and buildling upo...

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