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Curbside Groceries


Until further notice, The River will distribute curbside groceries in response to COVID-19 to maintain everyone’s safety, while ensuring access to food. The River will not allow shoppers inside of the facility. Instead, prepared boxes of groceries, including perishable and non-perishable foods, will be available for pick up curbside. Inside each box, we have selected a variety of items that we hope you and your household will be able to use. If there are items that you cannot use, we ask that you please share them with someone rather than throwing it away or returning it. Each household takes home an average of 120 pounds of food and supplies per visit.


Day Hours
Tuesday 10:00am–3:00pm
Wednesday 2:00pm–7:00pm
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.

What to bring to The River to receive boxed groceries

If you are a registered client at The River…
Please bring the white registration card that The River has issued you. If you do not have your registration card when you visit, please bring an ID.

If you are visiting The River for the first time…
All you need to bring is an ID for the head of the household. You’ll receive an emailed link to fill out full registration for the full household (here). If you need assistance with the form, give us a call at (608) 442-8815 and we will be happy to pre-register you over the phone. We’ll ask that you bring in a piece of mail (proof of address) and a form of identification for each household member on your next visit.

If you are waiting to receive a registration card…
More information coming summer 2021!

Once you have your card, please bring it with you each time you visit so that we can check you in fast and keep things moving!

PLEASE NOTE: When your card expires, we will need to verify that all the information we have is still current.

Interested in making a donation?

We greatly appreciate donations of non-perishable food or personal care items. Here are our most-needed items.

We are grateful for monetary donations as well! Cash or checks can be dropped off or mailed to The River (2201 Darwin Rd). Online donations can be made here.

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