Farmers Fighting Hunger

Polk County
Pierce & St. Croix Counties
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United Way St. Croix Valley is launching a new program to partner with local farmers and fight hunger in Polk county.

Your donation will:

  • Provide fresh produce grown on local farms to the 7 food pantries and homeless shelter serving Polk county
  • Supply additional healthy food, including milk, meat, and produce to these food pantries every month
  • Sponsor cooking classes for food pantry clients at the Farm Table in Amery to help families learn how to prepare healthy meals with local fresh produce

With your help, we can fight hunger while lifting up the entire community - the local small farmers who will receive additional income for their crops, and the families and seniors who use food pantries - so that no one in Polk county goes to bed hungry.

Through our John Coughlin Food & Resource Center (JCFRC), United Way St. Croix Valley is joining together with farmers to ensure that locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables are available at the JCFRC - so that no one in Pierce and St. Croix counties goes to bed hungry.

Since opening February of 2008, the JCFRC has distributed more than 1,032,095 pounds of food and other products to 13 area pantries, a homeless shelter and a domestic abuse shelter in Pierce and St. Croix Counties. Our industrial-sized freezer and cooler enable pantries to have a steady supply of perishable food. Pantry volunteers pick up perishables at designated times for redistribution to residents of Western Wisconsin.

Donations to support this work will help us purchase fresh produce from local farmers during this year’s growing season. Local hunger + local farmers = Local solutions.

Click here to donate to support our work in Polk County! Click here to donate to support our work in Pierce and St. Croix Counties!