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MUNCH Mobile Lunch

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MUNCH (Madison Unites to Nourish Children at Home) addresses a basic need for both social and educational growth through a mobile, neighborhood program that brings lunch to children and families. Proper, consistent nutrition for children is vital to their success in school. It is known that the educational achievement gap of children in poverty is large, and the gap is present even before they start school.

Neighborhoods that are selected for the free lunch distributions have large populations of children eligible for free school lunch. The River is excited to work with northside Madison residents directly within their neighborhoods, while also providing an opportunity for volunteers to get involved.

MUNCH provides mobile lunch services directly to children and families within their local neighborhoods. MUNCH bridges the gap that exists when school lunch is not available on weekends and over school breaks. With your help, we can unite to provide nourishment to children at their homes.

MUNCH Distribution Hours


Site Location Time
Northport Apartments 11:20–11:35 am
Packers Townhouses 11:40–11:55 am
Vera Court 12:00–12:15 pm
Ridgecrest Apartments 12:20–12:35 pm
Kennedy Heights Townhomes 12:40–12:55 pm
Oak Park Terrace (near mailbox) 2:40–2:55 pm
Kipling Drive 3:00–3:15 pm
Parkcrest Apartments 3:20–3:35 pm
Trailsway 3:40–3:55 pm


Site Location Time
Oak Park Terrace (near mailbox) 11:00–11:15 am
Kennedy Heights Townhomes 11:20–11:35 am
Ridgecrest Apartments 11:40–11:55 am
Vera Court 12:00–12:15 pm
Parkcrest Townhouses 12:20–12:35 pm
Trailsway 12:40–12:55 pm
Packers Townhouses 1:00–1:15 pm
Northport Apartments 1:20–1:35 pm
Kipling Drive 1:40–1:55 pm

For any questions or comments please contact the MUNCH staff at:

  • Email:
  • Call: 608.661.1223

Thank you to the following organizations for their generous financial support of MUNCH!

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