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Third-grader starts COVID-19 fundraiser for local nonprofits

Donations support homeless and hunger-relief organizations Watch Arie Sadnoor (right) and his sister (left) explain the purpose of their “COVID-19 Uplift our Community Fund.” MADISON, Wis. — April 3, 2020 — A third-grade student started a GoFundMe last week to raise money for Madison-ar...

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The River Food Pantry Establishes COVID-19 Emergency Food Fund

Funding provides boxes of food for curbside pick-up and MUNCH mobile lunch delivery to children MADISON, Wis. — March 16, 2020 — The River Food Pantry has established a COVID-19 Emergency Food Fund to meet the nutritional needs of food-insecure households in Dane County for the duration of ...

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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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Pantry News

Inflation takes toll on The River Food Pantry and its customers

“With rising gas prices, there is no money for any extras,” according to a customer of....

Changes to Curbside Grocery Distribution

Dear Valued Customers, Due to circumstances that are out of our control, The River is making changes to our curbside....


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