Feeding South Dakota’s Annual Thanksgiving Day Event Is November 18
As crazy as it may seem, in two weeks, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving Day here in the nation. This means Christmas is roughly a month and a half away! Which is an entirely different level of crazy in itself!
With the Thanksgiving Day holiday fast approaching, Feeding South Dakota is ramping up its efforts to help make a Thanksgiving Day meal available to families here in the Sioux Falls area who might not be able to afford a meal.
Dakota News Now reports that Feeding South Dakota is planning its annual Thanksgiving Day meal giveaway on Saturday, (November 18). Again this year, it will be a drive-through style event that will provide one meal per family with a maximum of two families per vehicle.
Residents throughout the Sioux Empire can get involved by donating to the Greg and Pam Sands Foundation. The foundation will be matching the donations made.
According to Dakota News Now, for every $30.00 donation made, two families in the area will receive all the grocery items necessary to make a Thanksgiving Day meal at home. You know, things like cranberry sauce, stuffing, green beans, potatoes, and of course turkey.
Stacey Andernacht, marketing and communication director for Feeding South Dakota, told Dakota News Now, “At the end of our fiscal year in June, we had experienced a 20 percent increase over the prior year in families utilizing our mobile food distribution program. So we believe that with the upcoming holiday season and the current economy that it is, we’re going to continue to see a rise in need for our program services."
This year's giveaway is from 8 to 10 AM on Saturday, (November 18), at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds.
Feeding South Dakota plans to hand out over 1,500 meals in the Sioux Falls area alone.
Source: Dakota News Now
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