Summer BackPack Program

 

 

** THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER MONTHS **

During the school year, nearly 5,000 children in Sioux Falls, Pierre and Rapid City receive packages of nutritious and kid-friendly food on a weekly basis through backpack programs. When classrooms empty for the summer, access to school meals is limited. Statistics show that only one in seven children who ate free or reduced lunch during the school year also have the opportunity to participate in a summer meal program. This adds further strain to families who are already struggling to put food on the table. Here's a peak at how we're working to address weekend hunger during the summer months across the state.

The Summer BackPack Program is funded thanks to a grant generously funded by the Capital Area United Way in Pierre along with many generous donors in Sioux Falls and Rapid City and their surrounding areas.

For a statewide directory of free summer meals only, please visit https://www.fns.usda.gov/meals4kids and click on the map. 

Sioux Falls 

LOCATION ADDRESS START DATE END DATE BACKPACKS AVAILABLE
Anne Sullivan 3701 E 3rd St June 10, 2021 July 29, 2021 Wednesdays 11:30am-12:30pm
Hawthorne 601 N Spring June 10, 2021 July 29, 2021 Wednesdays 11:30am-12:30pm
Hayward 400 N Valley View Rd June 10, 2021 July 29, 2021 Wednesdays 11:30am-12:30pm
Laura B Anderson 1600 N Wayland Ave June 10, 2021 July 29, 2021 Wednesdays 11:30am-12:30pm
Terry Redlin  1721 E Austin St June 10, 2021 July 29, 2021 Wednesdays 11:30am-12:30pm 
Lowell  710 W 18th St June 10, 2021 July 29, 2021 Wednesdays 11:30am-12:30pm 
Oscar Howe 2801 S Valley View Rd June 10, 2021 July 29, 2021 Wednesdays 11:30am-12:30pm 
Garfield 705 S Roberts Dr June 10, 2021 July 29, 2021 Wednesdays 11:30am-12:30pm 
Rosa Parks 5701 E Read Oak Dr June 10, 2021 July 29, 2021 Wednesdays 11:00am-12:30pm 
Memorial Middle School 1401 S Sertoma Ave June 10, 2021 July 29, 2021 Wednesdays 11:30am-12:30pm 

Pierre

LOCATION ADDRESS START DATE END DATE BACKPACKS AVAILABLE
Southeast United Methodist Church 2315 E Park St, Pierre June 3, 2021 August 12, 2021 Thursdays 5pm

Rapid City

LOCATION ADDRESS START DATE END DATE BACKPACKS AVAILABLE
Knollwood Elementary 1701 Downing St June 3, 2021 August 6, 2021 Thursdays 11:15am-12:15pm
General Beadle 10 Van Buren St June 3, 2021 August 6, 2021 Thursdays 11:15am-12:30pm
Valley View 4840 Homestead St June 3, 2021 August 6, 2021 Thursdays 11:15am-12:15pm