Assurant continues to fight hunger in the Black Hills

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RAPID CITY, S.D. -

South Dakotans who don’t always have enough to eat got some help from a Rapid City business.

Assurant presented Feeding South Dakota with a check for $5,000 at a ceremony at the company’s offices Thursday afternoon.

The monetary donation was accompanied by 168 pounds of food collected by Assurant employees. The food will help keep shelves stocked at Feeding South Dakota’s food pantry.

Assurant has supported Feeding South Dakota in its efforts to eliminate hunger among Black Hills families since 2008. Assurant employees see its support as a way to help the community that has contributed so much to their success.

“It’s incredibly important,” said Lisa Young, Assurant’s vice president for Global Preneed Operations. “Not only do we have our company here, but we employ a number of people here. We live and work here. It’s important for us to support our community and show that this community is an important part of the success of our organization.”

Feeding South Dakota’s Development Associate Debbie Renner was grateful to receive such support from Rapid City’s business community.

“It’s wonderful,” Renner said. “to know that you have someone you can go to, someone who will be there for you to help meet the need. And then they just surprise you and bring you a nice big check that can help you serve people.”

The $5,000 donation will provide 20,000 meals for hungry people.

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