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In-Kind Donations

Each week, The River serves over 1,000 Dane County households with free groceries, meals and personal care items. The River needs your help to keep the shelves stocked with a variety of items.

Most-Needed Items as of September 2020:

  • Boxed meals
  • Canned meats
  • Canned soups
  • Cereals
  • Cooking oil
  • Flour
  • Gluten-Free Items
  • Fresh produce from gardens (please wash prior to donating)
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Nutritional Supplement Drinks
  • Pasta
  • Pasta sauces
  • Peanut Butter
  • Rice
  • Shelf Stable Juice
  • Can openers
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Dishwashing soap
  • Feminine products
  • Liquid hand soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet paper


Donations can be dropped off at the back door of The River Food Pantry (2201 Darwin Rd) during the following times:

Day Hours
Monday 7am–3pm
Tuesday 7am–9am & 1pm–3pm
Wednesday 7am–9am & 1pm–3pm
Thursday 7am–9am & 1pm–3pm
Friday 7am–3pm

The River Food Pantry is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and the value of your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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