Black Hills organizations work together to provide food for those in need

RAPID CITY, S.D. — With the help of the Black Hills Area Community Foundation, many non-profit organizations are able to continue to distribute food to those that need it during this uncertain time.

The foundation provides grants and resources for these organizations. Several agencies such as Feeding South Dakota, Rapid City Area Schools, the YMCA and many more are working together to safely get food into the community.

Julie Oberlander, Director of Communications for Rapid City Collective Impact, said “One of the silver linings is that we have seen people working really well together and it’s because these people were already part of a bigger conversation about food security”

Staring on Monday, RCAS will be distributing food at five different locations twice a week. During the distribution they will hand out multiple meals for multiple days, but parents must have the child in the car with them when picking the food up. Along with that the YMCA is partnering with meals on wheel and the hope center during this time.

Keiz Larson, Chief of Operations for the YMCA, said “We’re going to be serving lunches from 11:30 to one for anybody of all ages starting next Monday, and it will be Monday through Friday.”

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