Thousands of dollars, pounds of foods donated during Joy of Sharing drive in Onalaska

Drive supports Toys for Tots, Salvation Army of La Crosse County and Hunger Task Force of La Crosse

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) – Donations from community members are set to help the community in a big way.

During the inaugural Joy of Sharing event, $23,957, 4,500 pounds of food and 1,325 toys were donated.

The donation drive was Friday at the Festival Foods in Onalaska.

News 8 Now, along with Castle Realty and Festival Foods hosted the event to support the La Crosse Jaycee’s Toys for Tots program, the Hunger Task Force and Salvation Army of La Crosse County.

The one-day drive came as all three organizations are seeing an increase in need for their services.

Plans are underway for the drive to return next year.