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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
  • 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 in order to shop
First-time visitors, please bring proof of address and ID’s for each household member. A recent bill dated within 3 months is best for address proof. 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.

pdfDownload a list of acceptable documentation

Interested in making a donation?
Donations can be dropped off at The River Food Pantry, 2201 Darwin Rd, Madison, WI 53704:

  • Monday–Friday: 9:00 A.M–5:30 P.M.

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