During July and August one-half of undesignated offering gifts will support Feeding South Dakota’s BackPack program. This program provides at-risk children with nutritious, easy-to-prepare foods during weekends and holidays when school is not in session.
Feeding South Dakota distributes more than 3,400 packages of food each week to children in the Sioux Falls school district and 10 surrounding communities. While these programs receive partial funding from local United Way organizations, there is still a significant cost in providing these weekend food packages. A single food package costs $4.50. It costs $150 to feed a child for an entire school year.