LA CROSSE, Wisc. (WLAX/WEUX) – The Hunger Task Force of La Crosse will be holding its  Annual “A Taste of the Garden” fundraising event at our Kane Street Community Garden.

Each year, the Hunger Task Force presents a fun evening of music, beer and wine tasting, plus samplings of food dishes from area restaurants inspired by the items grown in our garden. There will also be guided tours of the garden, a silent auction, and a wine raffle. Funds raised by this event go towards supporting the Kane Street Community Garden and the Food Recovery Program to help eliminate hunger in our area.

Says Shelly Fortner, Executive Director of The Hunger Task Force, “This is our opportunity to showcase the garden to our supporters and the public.  The Community Garden really makes the Hunger Task Force unique to our area.  It makes it possible for those in need to come directly to the garden for fresh produce or get it from their area pantry or meal site.  Nearly 30,000 pounds of produce is distributed free annually.”

The Hunger Task Force of La Crosse

“A Taste of the Garden”
Thursday August 19
5 – 8 PM
Kane Street Community Garden
(Corner of Kane St. & St. Cloud St.)

Master Gardener Sponsor-Altra Federal Credit Union
Green House Sponsors:  Merchants Bank, Kujak Orothodontics, Fowler & Hammer, Inc., LHI
Beverages for Tasting provided by:  River View Vineyard and Winery, Lost Island Wine, Pearl Street Brewery, Hoch Orchards, Pepsi and Turtle Stack Brewery
Garden-inspired foods prepared by:  Metz Hart-Land Creamery, Cuisine Adventures, Olive Garden, Savory Creations and Festival Foods
Live music performed by: Tom Conrad

Tickets: $25 each or $30 at event gate
Available in advance: 608-793-1002