How is The River Food Pantry responding to COVID-19?
We’ve adapted our services to meet the growing nutritional needs of food-insecure households in Dane County for the duration of the pandemic. We’ve increased our hours of distribution and now provide:
- Boxes of groceries, including perishable and non-perishable foods, for thousands of local households to pick up curbside at The River once a week.
- Pre-bagged lunches for children delivered six days a week through MUNCH, The River’s mobile lunch program, to nine low-income Northside neighborhoods.
- To-go meals for families to take home through FAM (Family At-Home Meals).
- Deliveries of groceries and meals to homebound households across Dane County through River Delivers.
Thanks to your support, from March 16, 2020–April 30, 2021 The River served:
pounds of food and supplies
lunches to children and their caretakers through our mobile lunch program, MUNCH
to-go meals through FAM (Family At-Home Meals)
deliveries of groceries to the homebound through River Delivers
WORTHY OF NOTE:
- 2,743 new families in Dane County have registered to pick up curbside groceries and meals
- New registrations per month doubled compared to before COVID-19.
- Each household has taken home an average of 118 pounds of emergency food and supplies per visit.
- MUNCH has distributed an average of 200 mobile lunches per day to children in 9 low-income neighborhoods: Oak Park Terrace, Ridgecrest, Vera Court, Parkcrest Apartments, Brentwood Parkway, Packers Townhouse, Northport Apartments, Kipling Drive, as well as Kennedy Heights.
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