Hunger Task Force in critical need of warehouse volunteers

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – The Coulee Region community has been a big help in keeping the Hunger Task Force warehouse full, but right now it really needs something else – volunteers.

“Every day there is a need. This is a constant battle for us, getting all the donations sorted that come in, and we get donations daily,” said Shelly Fortner, Hunger Task Force Executive Director. “Right now we’re so short on volunteers we’re starting to get backed up.”

The organization is asking the community to donate their time to help sort through food donations.

You can volunteer by yourself or as a group of up to five people, and all ages are welcome to help out.

You’ll be doing things like sorting food, looking at the conditions of canned goods and checking expiration dates.

The warehouse is a big space so there is plenty of room for social distancing, and masks are required.

Volunteers are needed Monday – Friday from 8 am to 3 pm and are asked to help for at least one to two hours.

“If you say ‘hey, I have every Tuesday from one to three available,’ we’ll [schedule] you for every single Tuesday. Regular volunteers are a regular need for us,” Fortner said.

You can learn more and sign up to help by visiting the Hunger Task Force website, emailing lacrossehunger@gmail.com, or by calling 608-793-1002.