In March 2020, the Sprout for Kids Foundation and Pearl Street Brewery announced the La Crosse Bar & Restaurant Relief Fund in response to the initial covid shutdown. Pearl Street Brewery owners Tami Plourde and Joe Katchever created the fund to raise money for area restaurants and bars with 100% of the proceeds going toward grants for La Crosse area bars and restaurants who have suffered hardships during the pandemic. The project raised $26,225.93, with $3,746.57 going to each entity, all applicants that applied received funding.
- David Reay’s Modern Diner + Tavern
- Dublin Square Irish Pub & Eatery
- Leo & Leona’s Tavern
- Mary Cody’s Restaurant
- Meringue Bakery & Cafe
- Sloopy’s Alma Mater
A Special thank you to all those individuals and businesses who helped raise these funds.
—- TOTAL $26,225.93
Sprout for Kids is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that is 100% volunteer run, and all the dollars raised go right to where they are needed. Since its inception Sprout for Kids Foundations has worked with a multitude of area nonprofits and organizations including; Habitat for Humanity, The Boys and Girls Club, Hunger Task Force, Valley View Rotary, Rotary After Hours, Joe Was Just Joe Foundation, Kiwanis, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Kane Street Community Garden, The North La Crosse Business Association, New Horizons and many more.