The Hunger Task Force of La Crosse operates the Kane Street Community Garden at the corner of Kane and St. Cloud Streets on the North Side. From mid-March to mid-October, volunteers plant, maintain and harvest a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Our goal is to grow 30,000 pounds of fresh produce annually and distribute it to the community free of charge.
The Hunger Task Force provides a safety net of emergency food to a network of local food pantries and meal programs. We are the only local food bank and we do not charge for food, delivery or network membership.
A Food Bank is a large warehouse facility that collects, sorts and equitably distributes all types of food to pantries, shelters, community meal programs and other 501 (c)(3) charitable social service organizations. The Hunger Task Force coordinates donations from approximately 480 donors and food drives and distributes to over 80 programs in La Crosse, Vernon, Trempealeau, and Monroe Counties.
Watch the video “A Food Movement” to learn more about the Hunger Task Force of La Crosse and see the organization’s mission in action!
FoodShare Outreach Program
In a partnership with La Crosse County Human Services and Couleecap, the FoodShare Outreach Program increases access to FoodShare for low-income families by teaching eligible families how to use ACCESS, Wisconsin’s online application system for food and healthcare benefits.
Service Area: La Crosse County
Eligibility: Participants must be income eligible.
Contact Susan Johnson, 608-304-5673
Produce Giveaway at the Library
Mondays 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Rod’s Ride On Power Sport Food Drive
Sept 15th – Nov 15th
Kane Street Community Garden Potluck
Thursday, Sept 22nd 5 pm – 6 pm
WANTED! Dz Size Egg Cartons!
Cartons can be dropped off at 1240 Clinton St.
Your free and local food bank-serving 80 meal sites, food pantries, youth programs, and outreach programs.
The Hunger Task Force is your FREE and LOCAL Food Bank. All donations are tax-free (501C3)
Need help reading food labels? Confused by unit price?
Join us for Cooking Matters at the Store with Festival Foods!
Each month, The Hunger Task Force will host a tour at Festival Foods, Copeland Ave. Families on a budget say that it is difficult to shop healthy when you are stressed with little time and even less money. This curriculum helps people choose healthier foods with their dollars. Call 608-793-1002 to sign up!