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THE RIVER IS REARRANGING!
To improve your shopping experience, The River will be CLOSED for rearranging from February 25–28.

We will be OPEN for perishable shopping (e.g., meat, dairy, fruit, vegetables, bread and bakery)
Wednesday, February 27 from 1–6 pm
Thursday, February 28 from 1–6pm

We will be OPEN for our full pantry session
Friday, March 1 from 4:30–7:30pm*
*NOTE: These are the NEW Friday hours going forward. See full list of NEW expanded hours below.

Current Pantry Hours Until February 28, 2019

Tuesday 10:45 am–1:00 pm Open for groceries, clothing, and community meal.
Tuesday 4:45 pm–6:30 pm Open for groceries, clothing, and community meal.
Thursday 10:45 am–1:00 pm Open for groceries, clothing, and community meal.
Thursday 4:45 pm–6:30 pm Open for groceries, clothing, and community meal.
Friday 4:45 pm–7:00 pm Open for groceries, clothing, and community meal.
Rides home within a 3 mile radius on Friday evenings.

Meal and clothing services close 15 minutes before the food pantry closes to ensure all have adequate time to shop the food pantry. Doors may open early at the discretion of management.

pdfDownload a printable version of pantry hours: English | Español

NEW Expanded Pantry Hours as of March 1, 2019

Day Hours Free Community Meal Free Groceries Free Clothing
Tuesday 10:00 am–2:00 pm X
Starts at 11:00 am
X X
Tuesday 4:00 pm–7:00 pm X
Starts at 4:30 pm
X X
Thursday 10:00 am–2:00 pm X
Starts at 11:00 am
X X
Thursday 4:00 pm–7:00 pm X
Starts at 4:30 pm
X X
Friday*
4:30 pm–7:30 pm X
Starts at 5:00 pm
X X

*Free rides home within a 3-mile radius on Friday only.

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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