LA CROSSE Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Gundersen Health System is supporting an expansion of the largest food pantry in the Coulee Region. A 50-thousand-dollar donation was presented by Gundersen staff to Wafer Food Pantry today.

The money is going towards Wafer’s renovation project on La Crosse’s northside, which is turning the former Gordy’s Country Market into a brand-new headquarters.

The new facility will include more storage space and a warehouse for wafer, which served more than 30-thousnd people dealing with food insecurity last year. The project is expected to be completed by spring 2023.