LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) -

Wettsteins in La Crosse  recently hosted its 3rd annual "Pay it Forward" sale to help fill the shelves of local non-profits.

Non-preishable food item donations led to special deals and discounts at the store. 

The Salvation Army and W.A.F.E.R. will recieve the food donations.

They say the drive could not have come at a better time. "It comes at a perfect time of year. All the food that we got in at Christmastime has been used up so our shelves are very empty and it's really appreciated at this time of year," said Julie Nelson from the Salvation Army.

More than 2,000 lbs. of food was donated.