Food Drive Fridays - Together We Can
The Hunger Task Force is a critical part of the public health continuum and is committed to serving low-income families who need food and resources. We are La Crosse’s only FREE and LOCAL food bank, providing free food to118 food pantries, meal sites and youth programs; 91 in La Crosse County alone.
The Hunger Task Force and the programs that they serve play a vital role in providing food to those who are struggling as the number of food-insecure people continues to increase. Many community members served by their partner programs already live paycheck to paycheck, and they are seeing more area residents lose their income entirely because of COVID-19 related lay-offs and job uncertainty.
Currently, $3 Billion has been offered from USDA to purchase fresh produce, meat , and dairy products. As part of the Hunger Relief Federation of Wisconsin, The Hunger Task Force is receiving supplemental food items from the Dairy Recovery Program and the CFAP (Coronovirus Food Assistance Program) The products will be boxed and distributed through Federation partners like us throughout the state to help Wisconsin families.
In keeping with the La Crosse County recommendations for social distancing, The Hunger Task Force will hold a public drive-through distribution of these boxes at their warehouse at 1240 Clinton St. from 4-6pm (or until gone) every Friday through the end of June.
Food Drive Friday Donations
Date & Time:
Collections will be held every Friday from 11am-1pm starting on Friday, April 17th through Friday, May 29th.
Onalaska: Valley View Mall parking lot (by former Macy’s location), 3800 Hwy 16, La Crosse
Downtown La Crosse: La Crosse County Parking lot behind the Courthouse & Law Enforcement Center, 333 Vine St, La Crosse
Southside La Crosse: Big Lots parking lot located at 3960 Mormon Coulee Rd, La Crosse
Items in High Demand
Non-perishable foods are running dangerously low at The Hunger Task Force, and with the postponement of the National Letter Carrier’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive, they are in desperate need of canned goods for the programs they serve. Canned items needed include meats (tuna, chicken), peanut butter, soup, fruit, boxed side dishes (stuffing, rices, potatoes), breakfast items (cereal, oatmeal, etc), canned ravioli & spaghettios, pasta & pasta sauce.