Hunger Task Force milk distribution Tuesday in La Crosse

Truck delivering milk expected to arrive at 12:30 p.m.

Published On: Jan 30 2013 03:31:17 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 22 2013 06:18:00 AM CST
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LA CROSSE, Wis. -

The Hunger Task Force says the brake line in the truck delivering free milk was frozen this morning, so the truck is delayed. It is expected to arrive at about 12:30 p.m.

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An unfortunate situation with a large dairy closing in eastern Wisconsin is being turned into an event to help out the entire state.

When Golden Guernsey unexpectedly shut-down earlier this month there was a warehouse full of perfectly good milk left sitting.

Instead of going to waste that milk is being given to food pantries across the state.

In our area Hunger Task Force officials estimate the organization received nearly 4,000 gallons of milk.

On Tuesday, the organization is giving all that milk away.

"This is not only for low-income people. Our agencies that we're serving, 60 local food programs, are going to get their chance first to get their milk. The low-income people will be taken care of first and foremost. But this is an issue of not letting good product go to waste. So if we can move this rather than put it in a landfill somewhere, it's just going to be better for everybody," says Shelly Krause, Executive Director of the Hunger Task Force.

The milk give-away is going to be a drive-up service.  Watch for traffic cones  which are being donated by a local business.

The drive thru distribution is going on at Bridgeview Plaza on La Crosse's northside from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22.  The address is 2330 Rose Street in La Crosse.

Simply drive-up to the truck, and the milk is yours at no cost, while supplies last.