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.
The following system will be in place for client pickup:
- Enter through the Packers Avenue entrance and proceed to The River.
- A volunteer or staff member will ask you the basic questions and ask to see your ID, all while you stay in your car.
- 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and ask about setting up a proxy shopper.
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.