An area food pantry is celebrating a big milestone
with an equally big announcement.
WAFER celebrated 30 years of helping the La Crosse
area with an open house tonight.
That's where they also announced their next big initiative
a mobile food pantry.
It will be a specialized vehicle capable of refridgerating
and transporting products at various locations around
La Crosse County.
WAFER's executive director says having a pantry on
wheels will help them serve even more people.
We know that there are pockets in our county that
are significantly underserved and
we know that transportation
is a huge barrier for the people that we serve.
We're hoping that this initiative will combat both
WAFER says they've seen the need for services like
theirs grow over their 30 years.
Last year .
they gave out 18-thousand food items to people in