Western Technical College hosted an iFeed food drive on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Community members were invited to provide monetary or non-perishable food donations for La Crosse’s annual iFeed event, where area high school students collect food donations for local food pantries as well as pack 75,000 dried meals to a country where children are hungry.
Western Human Services Associate students were collecting food items from drivers or individuals along 6th Street. Those who contributed were offered a special Oktoberfest brat lunch for $4. Donations received during this drive were given to the Hunger Task Force, which also provides food for Western’s own food pantry, the Cavalier Cupboard.
“Western students and staff realize the importance of helping our community,” said Kari Reyburn, director of Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement at Western. “What better way to celebrate the beginning of Oktoberfest by hosting a food drive that will, in turn, benefit our own students who are in need of food.”
Over 500 food items were collected during the event. Thank you to everyone who supported the effort!
Western is a proud sponsor of this year’s iFeed event on November 2.