Deborah and her husband are struggling in their senior years. In addition to health challenges, they rely solely on her husband’s disability income and it’s difficult to stretch their meager income to cover all their expenses.
Deborah and her husband are just one couple among the many seniors here in South Dakota who are struggling to get by on a limited income. Read more why your support is so important to ensure food gets to elderly men and women, as well as the children and families we serve.
"Usually by the middle of the month we don’t have any money at all. Me and my husband wouldn’t be able to eat sometimes without your help."
Anita Deranleau helped establish the monthly food distributions at General Beadle Elementary School about 7 years ago. As the McKinney-Vento coordinator with Rapid City Area Schools, she saw the tremendous need to help students and families in the area, and reached out to Feeding South Dakota for help.
We are so thankful to Anita for all her help with the General Beadle food distribution these past 7 years. Read more to see how we've expanded locations served by the mobile food pantry to reach even more of our neighbors in need!
“It’s sad to think that anyone in the U.S. has to do without food. It’s key that we share so others who are struggling have the ability to feed their families, especially children. When students are able to access regular food, we know from experience that they’re better able to focus in school and do the tasks that are needed because they haven’t been hungry all weekend or overnight. So it’s huge for our families. Out of the bottom of my heart, I thank the volunteers who help and the people that donate to Feeding South Dakota.”