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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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Thank You Mason!

Bon Voyage, Mason! Celebrating a dedicated volunteer, Mason. Since January of this year, Mason has been volunteering with MUNCH. Every Sunday she helped us pack and deliver nutritious lunches to local neighborhoods. At the end of June, she moved out of state. Teary-eyed, she came to...

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Immanuel UMC Mission Trip 2018

            Youth Mission Trip makes an impact at The River Last week, The River graciously had help from a large mission group coordinated with Immanuel UMC Church. The group was composed of multiple churches and spanned different states. Leaders...

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Happy MUNCH-versary!

As of June 2016, MUNCH is two years old!Madison Unites to Nourish Children at Home (MUNCH) has been providing healthy, nutritious food to Dane County children and teens directly in their neighborhoods for just over two years. The program was founded to address the need for child nutrition during...

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How You Can Help End Child Hunger This Summer

It’s hard to believe that Summer is right around the corner, but it is here and we need your help. During summer vacation hundreds of children and teens will not receive a school lunch that they depend on. MUNCH (Madison Unites to Nourish Children at Home) is our mobile lunch program that deli...

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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 – Grants & Donor Data Coordinator

  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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