buildling complete, apr23

WAFER seeks community support for a $4.6 million  capital campaign. WAFER recently purchased the former Gordy’s Market on La Crosse’s northside at George and Gillette Streets and is renovating it to carry out its mission

Since our incorporation in 1985 WAFER has served a growing number of people who need assistance. Your gift will help us achieve our dream to provide our clients with a dignified and accessible shopping experience.

  • Create a positive, dignified, and welcoming environment for our clients.
  • A location not prone to flooding.
  • Permanent drive-thru with increased access for people with disabilities, seniors, and families with small children.
  • Private space for registration and sharing personal information for referrals to other resources.
  • Larger space to meet the needs of current programs, future growth and to adapt to the ever-changing needs of the people served.
  • A garage to house vehicles that have been vandalized in the past.
  • Increased space to accommodate food donation opportunities.

Donate today by sending a check to WAFER Food Pantry, 1603 George St, La Crosse, WI 54603 or by credit card here. Please indicate that your donation is to support fundraising for our new facility  by including the word  "Campaign" in the memo.

As of March 1, 2024, more than half of the fundraising goal has been met thanks to generous donors. Please consider donating to reach the final $2,000,000 needed.

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