Fighting hunger, improving health

Local organizations are working together to fight hunger and improve health, and there’s an opportunity for you to get involved.

The Hunger Task Force of La Crosse, Festival Foods, Gundersen Health System, and UnitedHealthcare are working together to hold events all week in our area, called “Breakfast & Health on Us.”

Everybody is welcome to come to the events for free blood pressure and BMI screenings, done by Gundersen and UnitedHealthcare staff.

Organizers will also be handing out reusable grocery bags full of groceries like bread, turkey bacon, eggs, orange juice and milk.

Here’s the information about upcoming “Breakfast and Health on Us” events:

Wed., June 15 — Arcadia
Arcadia Food Pantry & Commodities Distribution
464 South St. Joseph Avenue
1 – 3 p.m.

Thurs., June 16 — Tomah
Neighbor for Neighbor
1118 West Veterans Street
1 – 3 p.m.

Fri., June 17 — La Crosse (two events)
La Crosse Public Library
800 Main Street
10 a.m. – Noon

Margaret Annett Head Start Center
1321 Saint James Street
3 – 5 p.m.