In the 608: The River Food Pantry celebrating 15 years

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MADISON, Wis. – What started as a local couple’s small dream back in 2006 turned into so much more for the Madison area.

The River Food Pantry is now South Central Wisconsin’s busiest food pantry, serving more than 1,000 families every week.

The public is invited to The River’s “Birthday Bash” happening this weekend. It’s a celebration of the food pantry’s 15 years of caring for the community. The fundraising event will include live music, raffles, food, drinks, and goodie bags served curbside from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, May 15th at 2201 Darwin Rd. in Madison.

Tickets are $50 per person, and all proceeds will go toward providing healthy food for the growing number of food-insecure families who use The River’s services due to the ongoing pandemic. To register, click here.

There are several other ways that you can support The River Food Pantry. Food drives are encouraged, which you can do both in-person and virtually at this time. Financial donations are also always welcomed.

The River completes around 270 deliveries every month, so more volunteer drivers are needed as well. There are also opportunities to volunteer at the food pantry, too.