Together We Can Fulfill Our Mission and Change Lives!

As a non-profit organization, Channel One Regional Food Bank depends on the generosity of our partners to help us feed our neighbors in need. Because of the cash and food donations received at Channel One, we are able to distribute millions of pounds of food throughout our region in Southeast Minnesota and La Crosse County, Wisconsin. There are many options for donors to give back at Channel One. Whether you give funds, food or time, you have the opportunity to change lives. Please visit our donation pages or read the information below and find a contribution avenue that fits your style. Where else can your donation make such a big difference and change so many lives?

Contribute with Confidence

Channel One is proudly accredited by the Charities Review Council Smart Givers Network. Nonprofit organizations such as Channel One earn the Seal by voluntarily participating in the Council’s online accountability Wizard. The Wizard is available to all nonprofit organizations soliciting funds in Minnesota and addresses a nonprofit organization’s performance in four critical areas: Public Disclosure, Governance, Financial Activity and Fundraising. By participating in the Accountability Wizard, nonprofit organizations can demonstrate responsibility, integrity and transparency to their constituents. View the Channel One Report online by visiting the Smart Givers Website.

Food Donations

Donating food is a great way to increase the supply of food and resources to those in need.

Find a Drop Off Site

Monetary Donations

Your cash contributions make a real difference in the lives of local people who struggle to provide for their families.

Make a Monetary Donation

Planned Giving

Through a planned gift, you can leave a legacy for future generations and help fight hunger for years to come.

Leave a Legacy

Donate Food

We realize that the Food Bank isn’t right around the corner for everyone in our community. In attempt to have regular and convenient food drop off locations, we have worked with local churches and businesses to have food collection barrels at various sites around town. Community donations to these bins are critical to their success! Your generosity helps to feel those directly in our community.

Find a Donation Site

Donate Funds

Monetary Donations

Channel One can turn $1 into enough food for at least 4 meals that feed people in need! Through the reclamation of completely edible and nutritious food donated to Channel One, and your cash donations, we are able to move millions of pounds of food into the human services network, helping people throughout our region.

Please consider making Channel One Regional Food Bank one of your regular charity choices. Where else can your dollar do so much good, stretch as far, and raise the quality of life so squarely in your own back yard?

Make a Donation Online Today!

Donor Advised Fund (DAF)

A donor-advised fund, or DAF, is a giving vehicle established at a public charity. Donors can make a charitable contribution and make recommendations on how their donation should be used over time. Channel One has a DAF portal available for you to make a donation. We thank you for your generosity!

Make a DAF Donation

Join Meal-A-Month to Provide Sustainable Funding for Channel One

Your monthly donation gives Channel One a steady source of continuing support and balances your annual giving throughout the year. It’s easy and efficient for you and for Channel One.

Meal-A-Month Application

Contribute Stock

One way individuals and companies can make a contribution to Channel One is through a donation of stock (securities). For your convenience, Channel One has a brokerage account established to accept Depository Trust Company (DTC) transfers of securities. For more information, contact: Jessica Sund at 507-424-1729 or at

Stock Contribution Instructions

Planned Giving

Through a planned gift to Channel One Regional Food Bank, you can leave a legacy for future generations and help fight hunger for years to come.

Leave a Legacy

Channel One Privacy Information

Information about Channel One’s charitable giving policy and privacy policies can be found using the button’s below.

Channel One’s Voluntary Charitable Giving Policy
Channel One’s Privacy Policy