Generous donation supports Dahl Family YMCA youth food program

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – A new set of wheels and more than $20,000 is helping the Dahl Family YMCA fight hunger in our community.

Dahl Subaru is providing the Y with a vehicle to help deliver 3,000 meals per week through the Y’s youth food program.

In addition, the company gifted the Y with a generous donation of $20,420 to help purchase food for the program.

This donation will ensure kids keep getting healthy meals while they’re out of school.

“Once school is out, [kids] aren’t receiving that breakfast and lunch that they’d otherwise receive day after day in their school districts. Sometimes kids only get to eat these free meals that we’re delivering to them and to their families so it is very important to bridge that nutritional gap that exists, specifically in the summer,” said Melissa La Fond, Community Nutrition Director at Dahl Family YMCA.

Dahl Subaru said it’s supporting the Y because of the difference the organization has made for so many people in our community.