Growing up on a family farm just outside of Sun Prairie, feeding people is in my DNA. That passion for feeding people and helping others continues on into my adult life. In the early 2000s, through our church, my husband Andy and I started working with the people on the north side of Madison. After seeing the need for food and other basic life essentials, we began to build The River Food Pantry in 2005. The pantry opened in 2006 and we’ve been growing ever since – currently serving more than 600 families per week.
In addition to me and Andy, our family includes two grown daughters, one granddaughter and our cat Poncho.