The Hunger Task Forceof La Crosse is pleased to announce an Open House to celebrate their 20 Years of Service in the Community.
Learn about our history, meet our staff, past and present board members, and founders. Hear about our current services and needs, and how you can get involved in our mission to eliminate hunger.
Founded in 1998, The Hunger Task Force has taken the leadership in recovering food and distributing to partner programs as the area’s only Free and Local Food Bank. We have a history of being increasingly effective and efficient in the redistribution of surplus food to an ever-increasing number of programs that serve the hungry. In 2017, we collected 1.5 million pounds of food and distributed to 101 food pantry and meal site partners.
Last year, over 34,000 pounds of produce were harvested from the Kane Street Community Garden. The Hunger Task Force distributes this to garden recipients on-site and through our Food Recovery Program network.
The Mission of the Hunger Task Forceis to eliminate hunger by harvesting community resources and being the voice of the hungry.