LA CROSSE, WI (WXOW)—Hunger Task Forced announced this Wednesday it will move to a larger location on the north side of La Crosse.
The Hunger Task Force is a food bank providing food to local food pantries.
The new location is on Clinton Street near the Boys and Girls Club.
Building renovations, rent and equipment will cost about $375,000; most of that will be funded through private donations.
The new facility is three times as big as the old facility that it shared with WAFER.
In fact, the freezer and cooler units alone are as big as the entire old space.
"The biggest reason is because we were able to secure donations that we didn't have the facility to handle," Shelly Krause, Executive Director, Hunger Task Force said. "So we needed to keep that food in our area so we knew we needed to get a bigger facility to handle that so it didn't go out of state."
The new space makes it easier for volunteers and agencies picking up or dropping off donations.
"Hunger Task Force has the mission of taking care of all of us who help people," Maj. Paul Moore, Salvation Army said. "If they do a better job of collecting food then we don't have to do that. We can spend out efforts on helping people and so to me this is a win-win for the community."
Hunger task force will close its doors on Causeway Boulevard next Thursday, spend Friday moving to the new building on Clinton Street and open its doors for business at the new location on Monday, March 4th.
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