Rapid City – (June 12, 2017) — There are only a few days left before Starbucks hosts its first annual fundraiser, The Value of One, for Feeding South Dakota’s BackPack Program. The event, a concert, to be held Saturday morning June 17th from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at the Memorial Park Bandshell will feature local musicians including the Dynamix, Neil Carpenter, Clayton Kennedy, Zac Conger, and the duo Crista Boerman and Eric Perterson. Coffee, ice tea, water and pastries donated by Starbucks will be available. There is no charge to attend the event.
The idea behind, The Value of One, is that each one of us can make a difference. Karen Williams, a Starbucks store manager, came up with the concept. Karen and her team volunteer often at Feeding South Dakota, packing the food package for the BackPack Program. We invite the public to join Karen and her staff to enjoy the music and refreshments and make a donation to help feed the children.
The fundraiser will support the BackPack program which provides a package of food to hungry children on weekends and vacations when they don’t have access to school feeding programs. During the school year, over 1,800 packages of food are delivered and during the summer months 700. Without this program many children would struggle to get enough to eat on weekends.
Here’s what your donation can do:
• $5 purchases one BackPack
• $50 buys a BackPack for one child for the ten-week summer program
• $150 provides a BackPack for one child for the entire school year
About Feeding South Dakota
Feeding South Dakota is the state’s largest charitable hunger relief organization whose mission is to eliminate hunger in South Dakota with distribution centers in Sioux Falls, Pierre and Rapid City. In 2016, Feeding South Dakota secured and distributed over 13.5 million pounds of quality nutritious donated and purchased food providing 11.3 million meals to individuals in need. Feeding South Dakota is able to distribute this food through its network of over 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. For more information on Feeding South Dakota, please visit www.feedingsouthdakota.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
Debbie Renner, Feeding South Dakota Karen Williams, Store Manager
605-348-2689 ext. 203 605-430-1985