1 in 9 individuals in South Dakota face hunger. This September, join Feeding South Dakota to help raise awareness of this issue in our state.

It all starts with a day and a color.  This year, Hunger Action Day is Thursday, September 13th! Take one simple step on September 143th: WEAR ORANGE.  A shirt, a tie, a scarf, or even orange jewelry can make a huge difference.  Help us turn the state ORANGE!

Join us at Hunger Action Month events across the state: 

  • Statewide, Governor Dennis Daugaard has issued an Executive Proclamation to reflect that Thursday, September 13th, 2018 is “Hunger Action Day” in South Dakota. This proclamation signifies the importance that hunger awareness has in all 66 counties in South Dakota and the support Governor Daugaard grants Feeding South Dakota to continue to feed those who are struggling with food insecurity.
  • In Sioux Falls, Feeding South Dakota will partner with USA Today at Sioux Falls' first Food Truck Mash-up on Saturday, September 29th. Feeding South Dakota staff will be available to discuss the issue of hunger in our state as well as have children’s activities including balloon creations from “Twisted Chick". Stop by and see us!
  • In Rapid City, Feeding South Dakota will be at the Black Hills Farmer's Market. Stop by and see us to learn how you can get involved with our mission to end hunger in your local community.

You can make a difference every day!

Download our 30 Ways in 30 Days calendar to see how you can fight hunger in South Dakota.  Donate food, utilize social media, volunteer, or attend events, everyone can do something to end hunger!

What can't you do on an empty stomach?


Everyone knows the feeling of an empty stomach. This feeling of running on empty is a daily reality for more than 100,000 people in South Dakota. Without proper nutrition and enough food, people – kids especially – do not have the energy to focus, learn, and succeed. Tell your friends and family what you cannot do on an empty stomach.

Write it on a plate, take a selfie, and post to your social media with #HungerActionMonth. Tag @FeedingSD for a chance to be featured on our website and social media!