A standard food package is offered to each household at each visit.
Each food package contains 4-5 days worth of food per person in the household, offering as much choice as possible. Working one-on-one with a volunteer, patrons shop for items to make up their food package. Options typically available for non-perishable items could be canned fruit and vegetables, juice, side dishes, peanut butter, cereal, soup, pasta and tomatoes, beans, macaroni and cheese and canned meat. Personal care items* for adults and babies, and additional items as available. In addition to the non-perishable items, patrons have the opportunity to choose from a large variety of fresh produce, frozen meat, bread, dairy items, and personal care products.
Drive-thru food package pickup services are available for established patrons with current accounts. Eligibility to utilize this service are those aged 60+, people with physical limitations, or referral by WAFER staff for a special circumstance. Photo ID is required. Drive-thru package pickup will be available Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 12pm.
*Funding provided in part by Women’s Fund of Greater La Crosse ensures girls, women, and their babies have access to essential hygiene items.
(Food Distribution Services are funded in part by the Great Rivers United Way)