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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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Feed The Need 2018

Wow, what an afternoon! Thank you to Madison Originals , NOAH'S Event Venue , attendees, volunteers, and sponsors for making the third annual Feed The Need an amazing fundraiser for The River! On Sunday, April 22nd attendees enjoyed tasty local flavors from nearly 20 Madison Originals restau...

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Jemal Massie

Because of wonderful supporters like you, The River Food Pantry helps thousands of individuals and families in need here in Madison and Dane County. We'd like to tell you about one of them: Jemal Massie. Jemal couldn't continue working in his construction business due to chronic pain in his a...

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8th Annual Harvest Dinner 2017

Tickets are now available for our 2017 Harvest Dinner for Hunger taking place on Sunday, October 1 at The East Side Club. $65/person or $520/table of eight. 250 tickets are available and we expect the event to sell out. Make plans to join us at this special night to raise awareness and ...

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The River Food Pantry Accepts 2016 Monsanto Fund Grant

July 14, 2016 – Madison, WI. The River Food Pantry is a 2016 recipient of a grant awarded by Monsanto.  The award of $12,500 will be used toward keeping the pantry shelves stocked with healthy food options for individuals and families struggling to make ends meet. The River Food Pantry distribute...

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Gift of Gobble 2017

It’s that time of year again. Imagine the stress many families go through during the holiday season.    For some, $30 for a Thanksgiving dinner cannot be added into their budget. You can help these struggling families by giving the “Gift of Gobble”. In 2016, The River distribut...

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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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