Vicki has never been one to shy away from the burden of responsibility. She attacks daily challenges with fierce determination — knowing all the while that people depend on her. In better times, she’s even shared surplus food from her refrigerator with neighborhood kids in need.
"Kindhearted provider does it all, thanks to you. Your generosity saw Vicki’s family through troubled times". - Vicki
In April, the citizens of Rapid City put their compassion into action by taking part in our Empty Bowls fundraiser. And now, the final tally is in: $25,000 raised for Feeding South Dakota’s BackPack Program!
The program provides at-risk children with nutritious, easy-to-prepare food for the weekends during the school year, holidays, and summer vacation. Empty Bowls helps ensure local children have access to nutritious food when they are not in school to receive reduced-price or free meals.
Calling all Heros
Hunger knows no season, but donations to Feeding South Dakota tend to dip in the summer months. Thankfully, you have the power to keep our programs running all summer and all year long. Heroes for the Hungry commit to fight hunger in our community via a recurring monthly gift. That level of support makes a huge difference for our struggling neighbors. Please consider becoming a Hero for the Hungry today. Visit FeedingSouthDakota.org, and click “Donate Monthly” under the “How to Help” tab. Or call 605.335.0364 to sign up by phone.
Widow Applauds Your Selfless Generosity
Janette remembers feeling devastated when her husband passed. They’d raised a family together and enjoyed a modest but happy life well into middle age. After the emotional pain began to fade, Janette came to an alarming realization: Without her husband’s income, she might not be able to afford food.
"I don’t worry as much. And I really appreciate the help from people who donate." — Janette