La Crosse SOUP donors vote for program to financially benefit those leaving jail

The La Crosse community came together Tuesday night, looking for another innovative way to improve our area.

La Crosse SOUP hosted its second event of the year. For a $5 donation, people got a cup of soup and a vote for their favorite community proposal.

New to Tuesday’s event, Summit Elementary School hosted a bake sale, Turtle Stack Brewery donated beer, and food trucks hosted their own fundraisers, all to benefit the 1 winning idea out of 3 proposals.

“We’re really excited. There was a great turnout in response for tonight. The food trucks I think are bringing in a lot of people and a lot of excitement. In the end, we’ll have a couple thousand dollars that will go to a project that makes La Crosse better,” said La Crosse SOUP Director Josh Court.

Tuesday’s SOUP donors voted for Barrier Busters, a program to financially help those leaving jail as they search for jobs.