Food for People in Need

Mobile Food Pantry

Lack of personal transportation or access to public transportation, physical disabilities, limited finances, and distance from the food pantry are just a few of the reasons why people struggling with food insecurity are unable to utilize food resources offered by WAFER Food Pantry.

The Mobile Food Pantry, an innovative and one-of-a-kind program, began serving the public in September 2017.  Participants are able to benefit from the canned goods, fresh produce, dairy items, baked goods, frozen meat, and hygiene items similar to what is available at WAFER’s main facility in La Crosse when using this service.  Clients are able to board the handicap accessible vehicle to choose their own foods.  Clients may either receive a food package at the food pantry or at the mobile food pantry, not both.  For questions regarding this service or to sign up for volunteering at a site, please contact the Mobile Food Pantry Manager at wafermobile@waferlacrosse.org or 608-782-6003, x6.

The Mobile Food Pantry depends on volunteers and cannot function properly without them! Duties include assisting clients through the Mobile Food Pantry and/or helping re-stock the vehicle. If you are interested in volunteering on the Mobile Food Pantry, please contact the Mobile Food Pantry Manager or email volunteer@waferlacrosse.org.
Nutrition, gerontology, and human services students are likely to apply course objectives while volunteering on the Mobile.

Your financial support of this critically important service is needed to decrease barriers associated with travel and food insecurity to get food to people who need it most.  The Mobile Food Pantry has made an enormous impact locally and will continue to provide opportunities for success and self-dependence, decrease emotional and physical risks associated with food insecurity, and work to break down the walls of poverty for people right here at home. Consider making a donation today.

Regularly scheduled and consistent stopping points continue to be determined at this time.  Information will be made available as soon as possible.  Until then, frequently check the schedule below for the dates, times and locations the Mobile Food Pantry will be in operation around La Crosse County.

Scheduled stops are:
January 24, 9a – 11a (La Crosse)
Margaret Annett Head Start Center (1321 St. James St., La Crosse – The MFP will be parked on Wall St.)
January 24, 2p – 4p (La Crosse)
28th St. Church of Christ (3506 28th St. S., La Crosse)
January 26, 9a – 11a (West Salem)
Anytime Fitness (1500 W. Cty. Hwy. 16, West Salem)
January 29, 10a – 11:30a (Rockland)
Rockland Firehouse (200 S. Commercial St., Rockland)
January 29, 11:45a – 1p (Bangor)
Dutch Creek Manor (402 18th Ave., Bangor)
January 29, 1:30p – 2:30p (Mindoro)
Mindoro Lutheran Church (W3879 Cty. Rd. DE, Mindoro)

February 1, 9a – 11a (Onalaska)
Emergency Food Basket (735 Sand Lake Road, Onalaska)
February 5, 9a – 11a (Holmen)
St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church (515 N. Main St., Holmen)
February 6, 9a – 11a (La Crosse)
Forest Park (1230 Badger St., La Crosse)
February 7, 4p – 6p (La Crosse)
South Community Library (1307 S. 16th St., La Crosse)
February 12, 2p – 4p (La Crosse)
Northside Elementary (1611 Kane St., La Crosse)
February 13, 10a – 12p (La Crosse)
Southside of La Crosse (2828 Huber Court, La Crosse)
February 14, 4p – 6p (Bangor)
Old High School Parking Lot (401 14th Ave. S., Bangor)
February 19, 10a – 12p (La Crosse)
Sauber Manor (1025 Liberty St., La Crosse)
February 19, 12:15p – 1p (La Crosse)
Heritage Haven (800 St. James St., La Crosse)
February 20, 10a – 12p (La Crosse)
Stokke Tower (421 S. 6th St., La Crosse)
February 20, 12p – 2p (La Crosse)
Solberg Heights (215 S. 6th St., La Crosse)
February 21, 10a – 12p (La Crosse)
Ping Manor (1311 Badger St., La Crosse)
February 21, 12:30p – 2p (La Crosse)
Carroll Heights (3505 Park Lane Dr., La Crosse)
February 23, 9a – 11a (West Salem)
Anytime Fitness Parking Lot (1500 W. Cty. Hwy. 16, West Salem)
February 26, 10a – 11:30a (Rockland)
Rockland Firehouse (200 S. Commercial St., Rockland)
February 26, 11:45a – 1p (Bangor)
Dutch Creek Manor (402 18th Ave., Bangor)
February 26, 1:30p – 2:30p (Mindoro)
Mindoro Lutheran Church (W3879 Cty. Rd. DE, Mindoro)
February 28, 9a – 11a (La Crosse)
Margaret Annett Head Start (1321 St. James St., La Crosse – The MFP will be parked on Wall St.)
February 28, 2p – 4p (La Crosse)
28th St. Church of Christ (3506 28th St., La Crosse)

March 1, 9am – 11am (Onalaska)
Emergency Food Basket (735 Sand Lake Drive Onalaska)
March 5, 9am – 11am (Holmen)
St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church (515 N. Main St., Holmen)
March 6, 9am – 11a (La Crosse)
Forest Park (1230 Badger St., La Crosse)
March 7, 4pm – 6pm (La Crosse)
South Community Library (1307 S. 16th St., La Crosse)
March 12, 2pm – 4pm (La Crosse)
Northside Elementary (1611 Kane St., La Crosse)
March 13, 10am – 12pm (La Crosse)
Southside La Crosse (2828 Huber Court, La Crosse)
March 14, 4p – 6pm (Bangor)
Old BHS Parking Lot (401 14th Ave. S., Bangor)
March 19, 10am – 12pm (La Crosse)
Sauber Manor (1025 Liberty St., La Crosse)
March 19, 12:15pm – 1pm (La Crosse)
Heritage Haven (800 St. James St., La Crosse)
March 20, 10am – 12pm (La Crosse)
Stokke Tower (421 S. 6th St., La Crosse)
March 20, 12pm – 2pm (La Crosse)
Solberg Heights (215 S. 6th St., La Crosse)
March 21, 10am – 12pm (La Crosse)
Ping Manor (1311 Badger St., La Crosse)
March 21, 12:30pm – 2pm (La Crosse)
Carroll Heights (3505 Park Lane Drive, La Crosse)
March 23, 9am – 11am (West Salem)
Anytime Parking Lot (1500 W. Cty. Hwy. 16, West Salem)
March 26, 10am – 11:30pm (Rockland)
Rockland Firehouse (200 S. Commercial St., Rockland)
March 26, 11:45am – 1pm (Bangor)
Dutch Creek Manor (402 18th Ave., Bangor)
March 26, 1:30pm – 2:30pm (Mindoro)
Mindoro Lutheran Church (W3879 Cty. Rd. DE, Mindoro)
March 28, 9am – 11am (La Crosse)
Margaret Annett Head Start (1321 St. James St., La Crosse – the MFP will be parked on Wall St.)
March 28, 2pm – 4pm (La Crosse)
28th St. Church of Christ (3506 28th St., La Crosse)