1 in 8 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 14th! Take one simple step on September 14th: 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 14th, 2017 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 Pierre, Feeding South Dakota will partner with the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce to host “Business After Hours” on Thursday, August 31st from 5-6:30pm. This monthly event allows Chamber members an opportunity to network with other Pierre area businesses. Feeding South Dakota will give a short presentation and demonstration on the issue of hunger in South Dakota and the one in eight residents that hunger affects. All Chamber members are welcome to attend. The address to Feeding South Dakota’s facility is 20562 Grace Ave in Pierre.
  • In Sioux Falls, Feeding South Dakota will partner with Downtown Sioux Falls at their First Friday Block Party at 8th & Railroad on Friday, September 1. Feeding South Dakota staff will be available to discuss the issue of hunger in our state as well as have children’s activities including rock painting, balloon creations from “Twisted Chick” and glow lights for the kids.
  • In Rapid City, Feeding South Dakota will host a movie night with Hills of Grace Fellowship in honor of Hunger Action Month. Activities will start at 5:00 PM with a free hot dog meal, as well as many children’s activities including rock painting, face painting, prizes, bounce castles, and balloon animals. The movie, The Sandlot, will start at 7:00 PM. Staff will be available to discuss the issue of hunger in our state.

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!