Welcome to the registration for the Jeep Food Ride. Registration is free and easy and enables us to run the evening smoothly. You will need to register each Jeep you are bringing separately if you have more than one Jeep in your group!
The need for help for the hungry in our communities never takes a year off! Make the drive and join us for the lighted parade and food donation. This ride is conducted in conjunction with Rotary Lights, La Crosse. There is no monetary admission but donations are welcome. We do require at least two (2) full grocery bags of non-perishable food per adult on your Jeep.
Can't make it on the 16th? Not a Jeeper? You can still donate below and help us reach our 2023 goal of 6000 food items. Your monetary donation will be applied when we shop in bulk for the food we'll be donating. On average, $1 = 1 food item.
Space is limited to 45 Jeeps! Please do not complete this registration unless you are sure you are able to attend! Thank you for helping us help the hungry! We'll see you on December 16th, 2023!
We need sponsors just like you to help us make the biggest impact!
Logo + Social Media sponsorship starts at only $250. Contact us today and help us help the hungry!
Our 21st year was another great year. Donations from our sponsors, the community, and our friends at Oktoberfest helped us donate over 5400 items of food to the hungry of the Coulee Region. That was about 900 less than 2021 - let's get back over 6000 this year! The meter directly below shows the cumulative progress from all groups for 2023.
Please note this meter above is the actual cash donations plus food items. The competition charts below reflect a bonus in the tally when a donation of $250 or more is made. Therefore, the competition charts will always add up to more than the actual cash plus food donations.
Each year, the four major groups of Oktoberfest have a friendly food/fundraising competition to help the hungry. Their monetary efforts are shown below and are included in the main meter above. Thank you to everyone at Oktoberfest for helping us help the hungry!
NEW FOR 2023 - Welcome Visiting Dignitaries! The "Vis Digs" are Royal Family members from Festivals who visit Oktoberfest each year including St. Paul Winter Carnival, Festival du Voyageur (Winnipeg), and Minneapolis Aquatenial. Thank you for your support!
The individual donations add up!. Our sponsors, friends, family members from our local community and beyond make a big impact each year.
Visit our About Us and FAQ pages. Please note these links will open in a new window.
The most common question we get is are you a 501c3 charitable organization? The simple answer is no. We have never wanted to spend money on the legal fees it would take to establish a 501c3 instead of spending money on food donations. Our books are open to anyone and we typically carry over less than $100 each year for the purpose of keeping our bank account active. If you are an attorney or know of one who would be willing donate their services to help us set-up a 501c3, please contact us at [email protected]
Please select the box(es) below that apply. If you select either the Parade or the Meal, you'll have the opportunity to donate as part of your registration.
Join us for a lighted, evening parade to benefit local area food pantries while fostering fellowship and good cheer between Jeepers. You'll need lights to decorate your Jeep.
Join us at Kramer's Bar & Grill after the parade. Kramer's has a variety of food and beverages to warm you after the ride.
If you are unable to join us for the ride or are not a Jeeper, but still want to help, select this option to only make a donation.
• All drivers must have a valid Driver's License. • All Jeeps must be registered, insured and street-legal in the state of registration. • By submitting this form you certify that the driver and Jeep meet these requirements.
Age should be 16 or greater as of December 16th, 2023
Jeep Food Ride is a free event. We do not charge an admission fee to attend. All we ask is that you bring a minimum of two (2) full bags of non-perishable food per adult in your Jeep to participate in the Jeep Food Ride.
If you wish to make an additional monetary donation, we will add your donation to our bulk shopping the before the ride to be donated during the parade.
Note to Oktoberfest USA Donors: Be sure to select your group below so you are credited properly in the competition.
Win a Jeep Jamboree USA Entry! For donations of $50 or more, you'll be entered to win entry for two, courtesy of Jeep Jamboree USA (Prize is for a single Jeep, excludes Adventure, Expedition, or Signature trips. Does not includes travel expenses or lodging. Estimated value is $700-$1100. Other exclusions may apply).