call 608-793-1002
Garden- call 608-386-3319
801 Kane Street
corner of Kane St. and St. Cloud
(anytime Mon-Sat. starting at 9am)



The Hunger Task Force is a partner agency with Great Rivers United Way

How to have a food drive

Dannon Institute Award for Excellence in Community Nutrition Award Winner!

Donations accepted and appreciated!  Utility (water) and transportation costs have grown;  you can help! 


If anyone has these items to spare, we would love to put them to use! Tomato cages, T-posts, any garden tools (hoes, shovels, even a rototiller!)  We are also in need of the use of a pick-up truck possibly once a month to tow our garden tractor (stored at a different location) to the garden                        

History of the Kane Street Community Garden

The first program initiated by The Hunger Task Force, the Kane Street Community Garden, was established in 1998.  Since then, over 250,000 pounds of fresh, organically grown vegetables have been distributed to La Crosse area residents.  The garden, located on the corner of Kane and St. Cloud Streets on the north side of La Crosse, is on land owned by the city of La Crosse.  Under the direction of the Garden Coordinator, hundreds of volunteers assist at the garden each year with planting, weeding and harvesting.  WHY?  To distribute free, nutritious vegetables to people needing food assistance. 

The Garden Coordinator...

Todd Huffman coordinates the Kane Street Garden program.  Todd began his work with The Hunger Task Force as the Coordinator of the Rotary South Community Garden, a seasonal position.  He was hired to coordinate both community gardens in 2006.  Todd has extensive experience in organic gardening.  He is a Master Gardener.  He was previously employed by Chileda in La Crosse. 

Harvesting of the Kane Street Garden...

Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday afternoon during the harvest season (beginning in June) volunteers assist at the garden, picking vegetables for distribution.  You can assist with the harvest!  Come to the garden between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. (Monday and Thursday) and 10:00am - 1:00pm (Saturday), register as a volunteer, and wait for direction.  Todd, or a volunteer assistant, will provide instruction.  After harvesting is completed, volunteers are allowed to be first in line for the distribution of vegetables, but anyone coming to the garden will receive produce!  Please note: harvest nights may be cancelled if it is raining.

Community members are asked to refrain from harvesting vegetables at any other time than regularly scheduled harvest nights.

Volunteering at the Garden...

Would you like to volunteer at the Kane Street Community Garden?  Join us Monday and Thursdays from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. and Saturdays from 10:00am to 1:00pm. to help harvest.  Certainly, we need daily volunteers as well.  We are there every day from 9:00am to 2pm except for Sundays!

If you have a group of people that would like to volunteer, and you cannot help at regular volunteering times, call Todd Huffman at the Hunger Task Force (608-386-3319) to schedule a work time.  

 The Kane Street Community Garden program depends on volunteers to be successful. 

             Please, consider helping us help others! 

Mission:  To eliminate hunger by harvesting community resources and being the voice of the hungry.


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Make you
tax deductible donations to:

Hunger Task Force of La Crosse, Inc.
403 Causeway Blvd.
La Crosse, WI 54603

FAX: 793-1003

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