Hunger Task Force holds 'Taste of the Garden' event

Published On: Aug 22 2013 11:37:50 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 23 2013 06:54:15 AM CDT
LA CROSSE, WI -

The community enjoyed a taste of the garden Thursday evening.

Local restaurants, breweries, and wineries took part in the event at the Kane Street Garden in La Crosse.

The annual event also gave people a tour of the garden and featured some live entertainment.

It's a fundraiser for the garden which is part of the Hunger Task Force's work to distribute food to about 60 area food pantries. "The heart of the organization is not necessarily just the staff and the people who do that, but it's the supporters and it's the community, because without those folks we would not be able to do what we do," said the Hunger Task Force's Exec. Director Shelly Krause.

More than 250,000 lbs. of produce has been harvested at the garden since it started.