LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Local food pantries are benefitting from a La Crosse hospital's competitive donation drive.
Mayo Clinic Health System donated 7,000 rolls of toilet paper to the Hunger Task Force this
Donations got rolling when departments within the hospital's Behavioral Health division challenged one another to donate as much T-P as possible. It was a tight race as well! The winning department, the Child Adolescent team, donated about 2,390 rolls and the second place team had just 15 fewer than that.
While many think of donating food, Mayo Clinic says toilet paper is also a necessity.
"Because it's a taxable item it's not something that people can purchase with the EBT or Food Stamp card, and this is something that food pantries in the area need on a regular basis because this is something that we all use,” said Mayo Clinic Health System Clinical Therapist Karen Wagner.
The Hunger Task Force will distribute the rolls to local food pantries.
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