UWL Dining Program donates food to area schools

UWL Chartwells employees and Emerson Elementary staff cart goods donated from the “Good Goes Round” program into the school to be distributed in its food pantry.

Students in two La Crosse School District elementary schools will see some special food in their pantries thanks to the UW-La Crosse Dining Program.

UWL Dining has partnered with Chartwells, the campus food service, to participate in the “Good Goes Round” program sponsored by General Mills.

By participating in the program, the UWL Dining Program was able to donate small, individual boxes of Cheerios, single servings of applesauce and WOW butter, along with Nature Valley Granola bars to Emerson and Northside elementary schools for their food pantries, which will support more than 100 families.

Food donated from UWL Chartwells through the “Good Goes Round” program sponsored by General Mills will benefit more than 100 families at two La Crosse elementary schools.

“Both elementary schools are very excited to be receiving these donations,” says Christy Ihrke, marketing coordinator for Chartwells. The program also provided food to the UWL Food Pantry.