Redistribution Community Partnerships | The River Food Pantry

Redistribution Community Partnerships

Redistribution Community Partnerships

The River Food Pantry has become the first redistribution organization (RDO) of Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin. As an RDO, The River can redirect food sourced from Second Harvest to other local organizations throughout Dane County.

Through this RDO agreement, The River is allowed to formalize redistribution community partnerships with local organizations in need of support. Our partners receive regular donations of excess food and resources from The River to reach those who do not access our pantry’s services for various reasons. This initiative helps to increase access to healthy food and to minimize food waste in Dane County.

Our current redistribution community partners include:


Lake View Elementary School
Fisher Taft Senior Living  Youth Empowerment Initiatives Inc. Samuel Gompers Elementary School​
Southridge Village Apartments (senior and assisted living) Northport Community Learning Center Park Glen Commons Senior Apartments
  Dryden Terrace Apartments  


The River is currently at capacity for starting new redistribution community partnerships. Please check back to see when we can accept applications for new partners. For more information, please contact Amanda Prusak, The River’s Community Coordinator, at

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