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 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".
We are unable to accept home-processed wild game. To donate wild game to the food bank / food pantry, it must be processed in a USDA-certified facility that partners with Sportsmen Against Hunger, it must bear a state or federal inspection seal and also must be stamped "NOT FOR SALE". Contact Sportsmen Against Hunger for more information on donating your wild game.
Baby food and baby formula can be donated as long as it is not past its "use-by" date.We are not able to accept baby food in glass jars.
Shell eggs must come from a licensed egg handler that follow the egg law regulations. Eggs have to be candled, washed (w/approved wash), and graded. There are more requirements such as labeling and traceability as well.
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.
SHARE YOUR RESULTS!
(Holy Cross Lutheran Church Youth Halloween Drive 2019)
Thank you for hosting a food drive for us! We are continuously blessed, humbled and amazed when our community comes together to support our organization and those that we serve. Because of your generosity and the generosity of so many others, we find it challenging to support food drives equally on our social media platforms. Instead, we’d love to focus on your results! Please use your social media platforms to share the results of your food drive, and be sure to tag @FeedingSD as we would be happy to thank you publicly on our social media platforms.
Where to Drop Off Food
We appreciate the additional gift of delivery! Donated food can be dropped off at our three locations during our hours of operation, Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. If you live outside our three locations, please deliver your food donation to your local food pantry. Please call ahead to confirm days and hours of operation.
In Rapid City: Food donations can be dropped off on the south side of the building.
1111 N Creek Drive, Rapid City, SD 57703-2219
In Pierre: Food donations can be dropped off at the front door.
20562 Grace Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501-5660
In Sioux Falls: Food can be dropped off on the south side of the building.
4701 N Westport Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57107-0123