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Support The River

95¢ of every dollar you give goes directly to the people we serve. Through combined services, your donation nourishes 1,000 Dane County households each week.

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Connecting Community to Compassion

Serving Dane County since 2006, The River Food Pantry provides food, resources and faith to build a stronger community. Services include free groceries, meals and clothing, as well as free mobile lunches for children and teens on non-school days. As the area's busiest food pantry, The River serves over 1,000 households every week in pursuit of its vision: a fully nourished community. Learn more at riverfoodpantry.org.

Because The River is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, your donations are 100 percent tax deductible.


Become a Hands of Hope member!

One easy way to ensure a source of sustainable income for The River is to start giving on a monthly basis. By giving monthly, no matter the amount, you automatically join our Hands of Hope team.

Hands of Hope Benefits:

  • Your easy and automatic monthly contribution from your bank account or credit/debit card provides The River’s programs with a reliable, steady stream of financial support.
  • Your support is split up into automatic, affordable monthly gifts.
  • Your can update or cancel your monthly giving at any time.
  • You help cut down on administrative costs and help The River go green.
  • You join a community of sustaining donors who provide hope year-round.
  • Your ongoing gift stays here in Dane County to help neighbors in need.

How to Sign Up: It's easy! When you make your online donation, simply set your “Donation Frequency” to “Monthly.”


When donating online, you might see a charge in your payment history as "Network For Good." This is the payment processing and donor management service we use to track and process payments. When selecting to "pay a transaction fee," you are allowing us to receive the full amount of your donation, then covering the cost of the fee that Network For Good charges. When declining this, you are still giving us a donation, but the fee comes out of the amount you pledge to us. Example - Accepted Fee: Gifting $20 to The River, you pay $20.75. Declined fee: We receive 19.25. This applies to every payment, including reoccurring payments.