FPS Community Service Project
The 2017 Community Service Project: Hokah Area Food Shelf
The Hokah Area Food Shelf serves an average of 32 families a month in the Minnesota cities of Hokah and Brownsville, neighboring cities to La Crosse. Residents of these cities travel 15 to 20 miles to La Crosse to purchase groceries from big box grocery stores. This is an obstacle to many young families as well as senior residents who are unable or do not like driving that far.
Hokah Area Food Shelf coordinates, supplies, and distributes items to support The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and The Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS) to qualifying individuals. Channel-one is the area food bank supporting the Hokah Area Food Shelf.
Mission: To provide residents of the Hokah area including Brownsville with a variety of toiletries and food. (Clients also receive advice to prepare nutritious and balanced meals.)
- Current needs:
- Food products: canned mushrooms, fruit, sauerkraut, soup, pork and beans, and pie filling
- Hygiene products: shampoo, toothpaste, brushes, and paper products
- Monetary donations will be used to purchase items through Channel-one.