A box of cereal, a can of soup, a jar of peanut butter, one small donation can change someone’s life today. The shelves of our food pantries are stocked thanks to food donated by businesses and individuals in our community. Donated food products have a direct impact on relieving hunger across the state. With your help, we can make sure no one in South Dakota goes hungry.
- Peanut Butter & Jelly
- Boxed Meals (i.e. Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper)
- Pasta and Rice
- Canned fruits
- Canned vegetables
- Canned meats and canned pasta
Feeding South Dakota will accept fresh garden produce! 73% of the individuals served by Feeding South Dakota purchase less expensive but less healthy foods as a way to stretch their grocery budget. For food insecure families, a bag of apples is considered a luxury that they have to give up when grocery shopping. Fresh produce is one of the most demanded, but least donated items in our food pantries. Donate extra vegetables from your garden, apples and pears from fruit trees, or pick up a few extra bags of carrots on a grocery trip! Click here to learn more about our Plant A Row initiative.
All domestic and wild game meat donations must be processed in a USDA-certified facility. It must bear a state or federal inspection seal and cannot be stamped "NOT FOR SALE".
Food and Fund Drives
Not only do the food and monetary donations raised through food and fund drives help Feeding South Dakota serve individuals in need, these activities help raise awareness about the issue of hunger in our state.
Considering hosting a food and fund drive with your business, family, or place of worship? Feeding South Dakota wants to help! Download our Toolkit to get started, and contact us with any specific questions.