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H.O.P.E. Holiday Meal Drive

Gifts to H.O.P.E. received by Dec. 31 will be MATCHED up to $25,000 thanks to a generous donor!

Help Other People Eat During the Holidays & COVID-19

Over the years, supporters of The River’s H.O.P.E. (Help Other People Eat) Holiday Food Drive have provided thousands of food-insecure families in Dane County with groceries—including turkeys and all the holiday fixings—to prepare a complete holiday meal at home to share with their loved ones.

As the COVID-19 pandemic goes on, the demand for food assistance grows. The River continues to help, but we need your support. For more Dane County families and individuals than ever before, a holiday meal may be a luxury they will not be able to afford—or even access due to safety concerns related to traveling, shopping and gathering.

This holiday season, you can Help Other People Eat by supporting The River’s H.O.P.E. Holiday Meal Drive. For $50, you can provide a complete, fully prepared holiday meal for a family of five to pick up curbside from The River and simply heat and eat together at home.

The holiday to-go meals will be distributed through our meal program, FAM (Family At-Home Meals), Monday through Wednesday before Thanksgiving and Christmas. The weeks leading up to the holidays, The River will also provide holiday grocery essentials, such as turkeys and hams, through our curbside grocery distribution.

Through this new approach, anyone in our community can safely enjoy a delicious holiday meal—even if we can’t all be together.

Thank you for considering a gift today to help make the holiday season brighter and safer for children, seniors and families struggling to make ends meet in our community.

Give to H.O.P.E. at riverfoodpantry.org/give-HOPE or mail your check with “H.O.P.E.” in the memo to The River at 2201 Darwin Road, Madison, WI 53704.

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