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Help end childhood hunger in Madison & Dane County

Your gifts will be matched!

$82,589 raised

$35,000 goal

We are no longer accepting donations on this campaign, but there are other ways for you to support us today!

Collaborating to raise MORE FUNDS to feed MORE KIDS

Join Food for Thought Initiative (Food4TI) and The River Food Pantry on Dec. 3 for #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

The money raised on #GivingTuesday will allow our organizations to feed more children and their families throughout Madison public schools and Dane County as a whole!

Your gifts will have DOUBLE the impact and will be matched up to $35,000, thanks to generous anonymous donors:

  • $10,000 for donations to Food4TI
  • $25,000 for donations to The River

About Food for Thought Initiative
Food for Thought Initiative (Food4TI) is a volunteer organization that aims to improve food access and alleviate hunger among Madison area school students and their families. Food4TI operates in-school food pantries in five Madison public schools, as well as weekend food programs. Learn more at

About The River Food Pantry
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

Food4TI selected The River Food Pantry to serve as the organization's fiscal sponsor. Because The River is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, your donations are 100 percent tax deductible.