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Curbside Groceries


Clients can pick up free curbside groceries from The River once a week. The River does not allow clients inside of the facility. Instead, households can choose the groceries they want from a short menu upon arrival (please bring a pen!). Volunteers will take the menu forms inside to prepare each grocery order. Volunteers and staff will load the groceries in people’s vehicles.

Our groceries include non-perishables, perishables (e.g., fruit, vegetables, dairy, meat, frozen items) and other essential supplies (e.g., masks, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, paper products, diapers, formula). We also provide special dietary items, such as gluten-free boxes, upon request. Each household takes home an average of 120 pounds of groceries per visit.


Day Hours
Tuesday 10:00am–3:00pm
Wednesday 1:00pm–6:00pm
Thursday 10:00am–3:00pm
Friday 10:00am–3:00pm

The following system will be in place for client pickup:

  1. Enter through the Packers Avenue entrance and proceed to The River.
  2. A volunteer or staff member will ask you the basic questions and ask to see your ID, all while you stay in your car.
  3. A volunteer or staff member will then put boxes of food in your car.

If you have specific dietary needs, please tell one of our volunteers or employees onsite or by emailing We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

If you are not feeling well and need food, we encourage you to stay home. Please email and ask about setting up a proxy shopper.

Thanksgiving Distribution

Week before Thanksgiving: We will serve holiday groceries, in addition to regular groceries, during our normal pantry hours.
Week of Thanksgiving: We will serve Thanksgiving to-go meals, as well as regular groceries, during longer pantry hours.


Day Hours
Services Offered
Tuesday (11/16)
10:00am–3:00pm Holiday Groceries & Regular Groceries
Wednesday (11/17)
1:00pm–6:00pm Holiday Groceries & Regular Groceries
Thursday (11/18)
10:00am–3:00pm Holiday Groceries & Regular Groceries
Friday (11/19)
10:00am–3:00pm Holiday Groceries & Regular Groceries
Monday (11/22) 9:00am–3:00pm Holiday To-Go Meals & Regular Groceries
Tuesday (11/23)
9:00am–3:00pm Holiday To-Go Meals & Regular Groceries
Wednesday (11/24)
10:00am–4:00pm Holiday To-Go Meals & Regular Groceries
Thursday (11/25)
Friday (11/26)

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