SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Feeding South Dakota will distribute more than 20,000 meals in the Rapid City and Sioux Falls areas this week from Profile by Sanford.
The weight-loss and healthy living franchise will open its first store in Rapid City in April.
It’s a natural fit for Profile, said Nate Malloy, vice president.
“We want people to be healthier, whether that’s by giving them access to better options and life coaching or by being able to reach out to the people in our community who need help,” Malloy said. “We’re proud to be able to do this with Feeding South Dakota.”
“We are so grateful to have a continued partnership with Profile by Sanford. This donation of 20,000 meals will fill a hunger gap suffered by so many of our South Dakota citizens,” said Matt Gassen, CEO of Feeding South Dakota.
Feeding South Dakota will distribute the entrees.
Feeding South Dakota is the state’s largest charitable hunger relief organization. In 2016, Feeding South Dakota distributed more than 13.5 million pounds of food. That was enough to provide 11.25 million meals to more than 190,000 individuals in need. Feeding South Dakota is able to distribute this food from centers in Sioux Falls, Pierre and Rapid City through its network of more than 350 charitable organizations across the state. These organizations then provide this food to individuals who are “food insecure” through youth programs, senior centers, on-site feeding programs, emergency food pantries, after-school programs and homeless shelters.
Profile is headquartered in Sioux Falls and has nearly 30 locations in 10 states, including franchise stores in Omaha, Nebraska; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Sioux City, Iowa. It opened its first location in 2012 and has helped members lose 1.25 million pounds.
The Profile program was designed using a large body of clinical research to provide individuals with a simple, effective and sustainable weight-loss solution. An advisory board comprised of Sanford Health physicians and researchers oversee the continued development of Profile. Sanford Health is one of the largest health systems in the country.
Profile by Sanford combines nutrition, activity and lifestyle coaching to encourage healthy weight loss and lasting behavior change. A member’s personalized plan includes nutritious Profile food and healthy grocery options. Profile offers a diverse line of food options, including pastas, soups, pizzas, salad dressings and entrees. Each Profile member receives a Profile Smart Body Scale that provides wireless, real-time progress monitoring through web and mobile applications.
For information, visit profileplan.net or call 877-373-6069.
About Sanford Health
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas. It is one of the largest health systems in the nation with 45 hospitals and nearly 300 clinics in nine states and four countries. Sanford Health’s 28,000 employees, including more than 1,300 physicians, make it the largest employer in the Dakotas. Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford have allowed for several initiatives, including global children's clinics, genomic medicine and specialized centers researching cures for type 1 diabetes, breast cancer and other diseases. For more information, visit sanfordhealth.org.