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Market Hours


Until further notice, The River is implementing the following changes in response to COVID-19 to maintain everyone’s safety, while ensuring access to food.


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


  • Community Meals (This service will be replaced by FAM (Family At-home Meals) this summer!)
  • Caring Clothing Closet
  • Friday Night Van Rides

See the latest COVID-19 updates from The River here. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Inclement Weather Policy

For the safety of our clients, staff and volunteers, The River will close if the Madison Metropolitan School District cancels school due to inclement weather conditions. If the inclement weather day is outside of normal school hours, our management will decide whether or not The River will close. Closures will be posted on this page, our homepage, and on our social media channels.

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 are visiting The River for the first time, please bring an ID for ONLY the head of the household.

When operations return to normal at The River, you will need to provide IDs and proof of address for each member in your household in order to shop. Examples of documents for household member ID’s include: insurance cards, school IDs, birth certificates, Social Security cards, vaccination records, etc. Every visit thereafter please bring only the white registration card that you will be issued.

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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