La Crosse area high school students host a drive-thru raffle to help local food pantries

High school students in Interact Clubs sell raffle tickets and raise thousands

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) – Local high school students in Interact Clubs are helping fight hunger in the Coulee Region.

The Rotary youth service groups hosted drive-thru raffle fundraisers at different high schools in the area.

The money they raised will help the Hunger Task Force fill the shelves of our local food pantries.

Students were at Aquinas, Central, and Logan high schools as well as, Onalaska, Holmen, West Salem, and Caledonia high schools.

People could buy their tickets without having to leave their cars and considering Thursday’s weather, that’s a pretty good deal!

One student said with traditional fundraising events being canceled it’s important to find new, safe, and unique ways to help others.

“Being able to help the Hunger Task Force is really important because they are the backbone of the community, they help those who need it the most. Being able to do a fundraiser like this means so much for the entire area,” said Isaac Killilea, Onalaska High School’s Rotary Interact Vice-President.

The prizes included an Apple iPad, a kayak, snowshoes, and gift cards from local businesses!

The one-day raffle went until 7 pm and the winners were announced Thursday evening.