Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse host families for annual Thanksgiving feast

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Kids and their families gathered at both the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse on Tuesday night to celebrate Thanksgiving.

The clubs had enough food to feed more than 100 people.

The clubs paired up with the local non-profit Hope Restores for the feast.

Along with the turkey and stuffing, families enjoyed collard greens, mac and cheese, and sweet potatoes.

For the clubs, it’s a way to connect with the families they serve.

“They get to see our staff in a different light, our kids get to have more fun, and we just get more of that relationship-building with parents,” said Andy Kiel, the director of operations for the clubs. “It’s a big event for us to really serve food for anyone who may need it, but also to connect and bond with families that we serve at the Boys and Girls Clubs on a daily basis.”

The event also included activities for families and a raffle.