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Salvation Army hopes food mountain feeds hungry for a month

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) – There's a mountain of food more than six feet high at the Valley View Mall.

The Salvation Army hopes it's enough to feed the hungry for a month.

The Salvation Army teamed up with Western Technical College and the mall to build the mountain.

It's been standing in the food court since Thursday, and the Salvation Army has been asking the community to add to it.

Already they have 5,000 pounds of food donated by area businesses and community members.

The goal is to reach 10,000 pounds, enough to feed people at the emergency shelter and the food pantry for a month.

"Throughout the summer everybody's busy so it's not a high donation period… so after the summer we find (ourselves) at kind of a loss," said Salvation Army employee, Chet Tourville.

The mountain of food fundraiser ended Sunday at 6 p.m.

Monday morning Western students will bring the food to the Salvation Army to weigh it.

The Salvation Army said they serve an average of 8,000 meals to people who are homeless or food insecure each month.

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