Fighting Hunger

Exciting News from United Way St. Croix Valley

We are thrilled to share some exciting news from United Way St. Croix Valley! Since 2007, the United Way’s John Coughlin Food & Resource Center has done amazing work to fight hunger in the St. Croix Valley, from the organization’s modest beginnings to last year where it distributed 740,000 pounds of food (enough for 2.3 million meals) to those in need. The demand in our region is growing, however, and we are taking bold steps to ensure that we can rise to meet the need in Western Wisconsin.
After months of strategic planning, discussion with our regional partners, and a full review of our current capacity, the United Way St. Croix Valley Board of Directors is pleased to announce that we have created a new, independent nonprofit food re-distribution organization known as the St. Croix Valley Food Bank. This organization will continue the great work of the John Coughlin Food & Resource Center while developing the strategies and infrastructure necessary to deliver 6 million pounds of food to Western Wisconsin in 2021.
United Way St. Croix Valley remains a strong and innovative local organization, dedicated to our mission of uplifting people by building relationships, connecting resources, and uniting the St. Croix Valley communities. Our community impact programs, including 211 St. Croix Valley and Success by 6, play a crucial role in the fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Western Wisconsin. 

Food Resources in Western Wisconsin

If you are searching for hunger relief resources in Western Wisconsin, the following resources can provide you with information on accessing food: