Volunteers help get Kane Street Community Garden ready

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU) -- An area organization that works to fight hunger is behind on its garden, because of the wet spring.

On Friday volunteers were helping at the Kane Street Community Garden, which is run by The Hunger Task Force of La Crosse.

The garden has been open since 1998, and harvested nearly 28,000 pounds of produce last year.

The Hunger Task Force of La Crosse said over 90% of people who receive produce from the garden are low income, but anyone is welcome.

It’s meant to provide the community with access to health foods, and to encourage them to eat healthy.

“At the Kane Street Community Garden we grow people. We’re growing a lot of vegetables and plants together, but really we’re growing people into a community that recognizes the health benefit and the value of a vegetable or a fruit,” said Ryan Knox, The Hunger Task Force of La Crosse garden worker.

The Hunger Task Force of La Crosse is looking for people to volunteer in the garden, and for donations such as seeds and fertilizer.

Contact The Hunger Task Force of La Crosse at 608-386-3319 if you’re interested.

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