Summer BackPack Program

 

** THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED AS INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE **

 

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 backpacks 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.

Shelf-stable food packages will be available at the following locations in Sioux Falls, Pierre and Rapid City.

For a statewide directory of free summer meals only, please visit https://doe.sd.gov/cans/sfsp.aspx and click on "Free Feeding Sites".

Sioux Falls 

LOCATION ADDRESS DATES BACKPACKS AVAILABLE
Anne Sullivan Elementary 3701 E 3rd St June 3 - August 2 Thursdays 11:30am-12:30pm (Excl. July 4)
Food Service Center 1101 N Western Ave June 3 - August 2 Thursdays 11:30am-12:30pm (Excl. July 4)
Hawthorne Elementary 601 N Spring June 3 - August 2 Thursdays 11:30am-12:30pm (Excl. July 4)
Hayward Elementary 400 N Valley View Rd June 3 - August 2 Thursdays 11:30am-12:30pm (Excl. July 4)
Laura B Anderson Elementary 1600 N Wayland Ave June 3 - August 2 Thursdays 11:30am-12:30pm (Excl. July 4)
Terry Redlin Elementary 1721 E Austin St June 3 - August 2 Thursdays 11:30am-12:30pm (Excl. July 4)
Boys & Girls Club 700 S Sneve Ave May 28 - August 2 Thursdays (Excl. July 4)
Embe (Downtown) 300 W 11th St May 28 - August 21 Thursdays (Excl. July 4)
Our Savior's Lutheran Church 909 W 33rd St May 28 - August 16 Thursdays (Excl. July 4)

Pierre

LOCATION ADDRESS DATES BACKPACKS AVAILABLE
South Dakota Urban Indian Health 1714 Abbey Road May 30 - August 22 Thursdays & Fridays (Excl. July 4)
Southeast Pierre United Methodist Church 2315 E Park St May 30 - August 22 Thursdays & Fridays (Excl. July 4)
Pat Duffy Community & Youth Involved Center 19 E Main St May 30 - August 22 Thursdays & Fridays (Excl. July 4)

Rapid City

LOCATION ADDRESS DATES BACKPACKS AVAILABLE
YMCA Wellfully 22 Waterloo St June 3 - TBD Fridays 11:45am-1:30pm 
Rural America Initiatives 2112 S Valley Dr June 3 - TBD Fridays
Club for Boys 320 N 4th St June 3 - TBD Fridays
YFS Headstart 410 E Monroe June 3 - TBD Fridays 11:00am-12:30pm