How to help – Neighbor to neighbor

La Crosse Neighborhood Associations are here to help with neighbor to neighbor needs, ways for you to assist your neighbors, and better connecting you with your neighborhood association.

Great Rivers 2-1-1:
Up-to-date 24-hour community info, referral, & crisis assistance services—free & confidential.
Dial 2-1-1 (or 1-800-362-8255) &

City of La Crosse Info:
City resident & business services, updates & requests, or to reach a staff person
608-789-CITY &

La Crosse County Health Dept:
Current regional health guidelines, info, programs, & support services
608-785-6240 &

In partnership with other community organizations, we hope you find these other opportunities timely and helpful!

  • WisCorps Disaster Relief Neighbor AssistanceWisCorp staff are available, Mon Apr 13 to Fri May 8, to help neighbors with pick-up of deliveries, yard work and/or other manual tasks.  Contact Mai Yang at 608-797-8400 or Stephanie Hanna at 608-769-5766 for assistance. La Crosse Tribune Story HERE
  • Hunger Task Force City-wide Food Pantry DrivesFood Drive Friday, 11 am – 1 pm on April 17th, 24th May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th.  Drive Through Drop Off Locations: Valley View Mall Parking Lot – By Former Macy’s, La Crosse County Parking lot behind the Courthouse & Law Enforcement Center, Big Lots Parking Lot.  Food Donation Info HERE & Friday Food Drives Article HERE
  • Hunger Task Force Emergency Food Needs – If you or someone you know needs emergency food, please dial 2-1-1 or toll free 1-866-211-3380. An operator will help you locate the closest emergency food pantry and/or meal program in your area. Food pantry times/locations are HERE.
  • Little Free Pantries -Take What You Need, Give What You Can.  La Crosse’s growing network of neighborhood pantries is intended to provide immediate supplemental food and essentials to anyone in need at any time. Supplies offered include non-perishables, diapers, hygiene products, and other personal care items. Donating is as easy as opening the pantry doors and filling the shelves or sending money to:  La Crosse Neighborhoods, Inc. c/o PPH, PO Box 1661, La Crosse, WI 54602.  See PPH, Washburn, Lower Northside and Hintgen neighborhoods below for more information.


Select a neighborhood below to learn about more opportunities:

Bluffside | Downtown | Grandview-Emerson (GENA) | Hintgen | Holy Trinity-Longfellow (HTLNA) | Logan Northside | Lower Northside-Depot | Powell-Poage-Hamilton (PPH) | Springbrook-Clayton-Johnson | Washburn | Weigent-Hogan (WHNA)

If you are looking to start a neighborhood association, here is more information:

The City of La Crosse Neighborhood Revitalization Commission designates neighborhood associations once specific criteria are met.  Recognized neighborhood associations may receive preference by the City and Neighborhood Revitalization Commission regarding funding, policy decisions, allocation of resources, etc.   More information can be found on the City of La Crosse process and criteria HERE. 

LCNI is here to help facilitate the formation of new neighborhood associations and assist with meeting the City criteria, so please review our Frequently Asked Questions and then Contact Us.  It starts with just one person, so don’t hesitate to reach out!