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 in December are:
December 4, 9a – 11a, Holmen
Holmen Middle School (502 N. Main St.)
December 5, 9a – 11a, La Crosse
Forest Park (1230 Badger St., La Crosse)
December 6, 4p – 6p, La Crosse
South Community Library (1307 S. 16th St., La Crosse)
December 7, 9a – 11a (Onalaska)
Emergency Food Basket (735 Sand Lake Rd., Onalaska)
December 11, 2p – 4p (La Crosse)
Northside Elementary (1611 Kane St., La Crosse)
December 12, 10a – 12p (La Crosse)
Southside La Crosse (2828 Huber Court, La Crosse)
December 13, 4p – 6p (Bangor)
Old High School Parking Lot (401 14th Ave. S., Bangor)
December 15, 9a – 11a (West Salem)
Anytime Fitness (1500 W. Cty. Hwy. 16, West Salem)
December 18, 10a – 12p (La Crosse)
Sauber Manor (1025 Liberty St., La Crosse)
December 18, 12:15p – 1p (La Crosse)
Heritage Haven (800 St. James St., La Crosse)
December 19, 10a – 12p (La Crosse)
Stokke Tower (421 S. 6th St., La Crosse)
December 19, 12p – 2p (La Crosse)
Solberg Heights (215 S. 6th St., La Crosse)
December 20, 10a – 12p (La Crosse)
Ping Manor (1311 Badger St., La Crosse)
December 20, 12:30p – 2p (La Crosse)
Carroll Heights (3505 Park Lane Dr., La Crosse)
December 26, 10a – 12p (Mindoro)
Mindoro Lutheran Church (W3879 Cty. Rd. DE, Mindoro)
December 27, 9a – 11a (La Crosse)
Margaret Annett Head Start Center(Wall St., La Crosse)
December 27, 2p – 4p (La Crosse)
Hintgen Elementary (3505 28th St., La Crosse)
December 28, 10a – 11:30a (Rockland)
Rockland Firehouse (200 S. Commercial St., Rockland)
December 28, 11:45a – 1p (Bangor)
Dutch Creek Manor (402 18th Ave., Bangor)

January 2, 9a – 11a (La Crosse)
Forest Park (1230 Badger St., La Crosse)
January 3, 4p – 6p (La Crosse)
South Community Library (1307 S. 16th St., La Crosse)
January 4, 9a – 11a (Onalaska)
Emergency Food Basket (735 Sand Lake Road, Onalaska)
January 8 , 9a – 11a (Holmen)
St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church (515 N. Main St., Holmen)
January 8, 2p – 4p (La Crosse)
Northside Elementary (1611 Kane St., La Crosse)
January 9, 10a – 12p (La Crosse)
Southside of La Crosse (2828 Huber Court, La Crosse)
January 10, 4p – 6p (Bangor)
Old Bangor HS Parking Lot (401 14th Ave. S., Bangor)
January 15, 10a – 12p (La Crosse)
Sauber Manor (1025 Liberty St., La Crosse)
January 15, 12:15p – 1p (La Crosse)
Heritage Haven (800 St. James St., La Crosse)
January 16, 10a – 12p (La Crosse)
Stokke Tower (421 S. 6th St., La Crosse)
January 16, 12p – 2p (La Crosse)
Solberg Heights (215 S. 6th St., La Crosse)
January 17, 10a – 12p (La Crosse)
Ping Manor (1311 Badger St., La Crosse)
January 17, 12:30p – 2p (La Crosse)
Carroll Heights (3505 Park Lane Dr., La Crosse)
January 22, 10a – 11:30a (Rockland)
Rockland Firehouse (200 S. Commercial St., Rockland)
January 22, 11:45a – 1p (Bangor)
Dutch Creek Manor (402 18th Ave., Bangor)
January 23, 10a – 12p (Mindoro)
Mindoro Lutheran Church (W3879 Cty. Rd. DE, Mindoro)
January 24, 9a – 11a (La Crosse)
Margaret Annett Head Start Center (Wall St., La Crosse)
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)