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Feed the Need 2020

UPDATE AS OF MAY 12: Due to COVID-19, The River is officially canceling this year's Feed the Need, which was recently rescheduled for Sunday, June 7 at Madison College. Although we can't come together this year to sip and savor local flavors, we plan to hold a future event in first quarter of 2021! ...

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High School Interns’ Takeaways

Pauline, Cailin, Cecilia, Sarah and ArlindaFive rising high school seniors served as interns at The River this summer through the UW PEOPLE Program, a college and career readiness kickstart program designed for low-income and potential first-generation college students. For five weeks, these s...

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New Refrigerated Truck to Improve Healthy Food Access

The River's refrigerated truck was generously provided by the City of Madison's Healthy Retail Access Program, Madison Food Policy Council, Madison Community Foundation, and Hovde Foundation. Thanks to strong community partnerships, The River recently acquired a new refrigerated truck to tak...

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New Coalition Seeks to End Childhood Hunger in Madison

Food for Success coalition brings together Food for Thought Initiative, Selfless Ambition, The River Food Pantry Leaders of the Food for Success coalition include (left to right) Charles McLimans of The River Food Pantry, Lea Aschkenase of Food for Thought Initiative, and Henry Sanders of Selfless...

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Food Pantry vs. Food Bank

I have to admit—I did not completely understand the difference between a “food pantry” and a “food bank” when I applied for my job at The River. After working here for almost a year now, I frequently hear people use the terms interchangeably. While both types of organizations are dedic...

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Students Raise Awareness of Food Insecurity

Ellen and Grace are freshmen at Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School in Sun Prairie. For their community learning project, they took on the challenge of raising awareness about food insecurity in Dane County. These two went door to door in their community to collect food and funds for The Ri...

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The River Food Pantry Voted Best Charitable Organization in Madison.com People’s Choice Awards

The River Food Pantry has been voted Best Charitable Organization through the Madison.com 2021 People Choice Awards. [caption id="attachment_10271" al..

Supporting the Community and Saving on Taxes

Max Weber is a proud supporter of The River who wants to inspire other donors to make IRA donations to....


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