Donate Food

The Hunger Task Force is serving over 120 food pantries, meal sites and youth programs in La Crosse, Vernon, Trempealeau, Crawford, and Monroe Counties in WI, Houston and Winona Counties in MN, and Allamakee County in IA.  In 2023, over 2,500,000 pounds of food was recovered and distributed to recipient agencies.

Food donations are needed year-round. The most requested items are as follows:

  • Peanut butter
  • Canned fruits in juice
  • Canned meats
  • Bean (baked beans, pork and beans, black beans, etc)
  • Pasta sauce
  • Pasta (whole wheat preferred)
  • Rice (brown preferred)
  • Breakfast items such as cereal, oatmeal, or pancake mixes
  • Canned soups

Other items are also helpful:

  • Hygiene products
    • Shampoo
    • Diapers
    • Baby wipes
    • Laundry Soap
    • Bars of soap
  • Pet food
  • Office supplies (printer paper, file folders, printer ink HP 902, markers, etc.)
  • Garden supplies (gloves, rakes and hoes, a lawnmower, a tiller, etc.)
  • Kwik Trip gift cards (to help defray the cost of pick-ups and deliveries)

Host a Food Drive

Food and funds drives are fun, easy ways to gather resources to help those in need. In the past few years, many food banks have witnessed a decrease in the amount of food donated from manufacturers and retailers due to their increased efficiency in production and new technologies. As a result, food and funds drives are more important than ever.

Click here for a How to hold a food drive information packet!

Drop-Off Locations

Companies should contact us at 608-793-1002 to arrange for the pick-up of a large donation.

Other donations can be delivered to The Hunger Task Force administrative building/warehouse:

The Hunger Task Force of La Crosse, Inc.
1240 Clinton Street
La Crosse, WI 54603
Phone: 608-793-1002
FAX: 608-793-1003

Drop off hours:

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm or by appointment