The easiest way to make a difference for South Dakotans today is to give. Whether you choose to donate money to Feeding South Dakota, give food for the hungry in South Dakota, or offer your time to help those in need, your generous donations do more to aid in the fight against hunger than anything else we could ask of you.
If you think up a fun and positive way to raise money or gather food donations for our food banks and food pantries, you could be a hero in the hearts of the hungry in South Dakota.
A few examples of ways to raise money for Feeding South Dakota include ideas like:
Ask your employer to hold a "Dress Casual for a Day" fundraiser. For a small donation, employees can “donate” the right to dress casually. It makes for a great way to do something positive with your weekly or monthly “casual Friday,” and after a few weeks or months, the donations can really add up.
Is your business already running a Casual Day? Suggest a pot luck and charge a small admission. If you have some talented chefs or bakers, you could host a barbecue or a bake sale. You could even get really crazy and invite other businesses to attend. Pick a theme. Make it fun! And make money to help hungry people in South Dakota while you are at it.
Some employers and businesses will also support donations with matching programs (matching the total amount of money raised, doubling the initial donation amount). Ask your employer if they have a matching program and, if they do, make sure you put it to good use.
Ideas like these may seem fun and simple, but the outcomes can be hugely positive for the hungry people in this state. Please talk with us at Feeding South Dakota if you are interested in helping to raise donations through unique ideas like these.