Food Drive Friday volunteers reap the benefits of helping neighbors in need | Instant News

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – Volunteers from organizations such as Rotary Club, iFeed, the La Crosse District Health Department, and the Hunger Task Force benefit from the opportunity to help those who are starving in La Crosse District.

On Friday, they stood at drive-thru locations scattered throughout the region to collect food and donate money. Throughout May, volunteers have taken three hours from their Friday to collect and sort donations.

The items will be donated to different pantries in the county to help the hungry, especially those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim is to continue to re-ignite this pantry because its resources have run out of necessity.

For volunteers, this is an opportunity to step up to the challenge and make a difference.

“We are fortunate enough to be on the side where we can provide assistance and whenever we can provide assistance as individuals or families, we will do it, and it is very beneficial to be part of this initiative,” volunteer Kate Dunnum said.

May 29 will be the last Friday where people can donate goods or volunteer for Food Drive Friday. This will also be the last chance for volunteers to help. This valuable experience has made Dunnum want to continue to help in the midst of this pandemic.

“It’s great to see smiles, generosity,” Dunnum said. “It just gives you a wave of gratitude for living in this community and being part of helping people we will never meet but who need help now. “

Make a donation of money and food at these three locations.

  • Barnes and Noble: 3800 HWY 16 La Crosse
  • Courthouse & Law Enforcement: 333 Vine La Crosse
  • Large Parking Lot: 3960 Mormon Coulee Rd. La Crosse

RELATED: Downtown Rotary contributes to the Hunger Task Force

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