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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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Meet the Wuest Family

If you’ve been to The River on a Friday night in the past six years, you’ve met Justin. He describes himself as a “people person” and his wide smile and welcoming attitude are contagious. Alongside his parents Phil and Kathy, the Wuests have been at The River for quite some time. Sometim...

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Steve Sachtjen Receives First Czerkas Distinguished Service Award

Steve Sachtjen receives The River’s first Czerkas Distinguished award from Board Chair Jennifer Zisser. MADISON, Wis. — October 26, 2018 — The River Food Pantry presented the first Czerkas Distinguished Award to Steve Sachtjen, former board member, during the organization’s 2018 Harvest D...

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9th Annual Harvest Dinner Best Yet!

“Grateful, thankful, blessed” were words that decorated the table centerpieces at our 2018 Harvest Dinner for Hunger. For us, they are also the heartfelt sentiments we have towards our attendees, sponsors, partners, and volunteers when we think of the amazing event that was produced and exec...

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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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Use Your Donor-Advised Fund to Help Our Neighbors Facing Food Insecurity

According to the US Census, in Dane County in 2019, more than 22,000 households did not have enough income to....

Vote for The River as Best Charitable Organization in Madison!

VOTE FOR US PLEASE! Help us win the People’s Choice Awards for Best Charitable Organization in Madison! VOTE HERE.....