Feeding South Dakota receives donation for more than 80 tons of food

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Feeding South Dakota received a huge donation from long time supporter, The Bishop’s Storehouse.

More than 80 tons of dry goods and nonperishable food items are being shipped from The Bishop’s Storehouse in Salt Lake City to Feeding South Dakota’s pantries. The Storehouse, which is owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dispatched three semis with the goods, which are valued at $88,000.

With Feeding South Dakota having the resources to reach smaller food pantries, the church knew it was the organization that could help with distribution.

Troy Nesbit, Rapid City Stake Pres., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said “Some the challenges has been the smaller food pantries they don’t have all of the tools and facilities that this pantry does here. So here in Rapid City they’ve been very gracious to help us get to the other small food pantries in addition to their own.”

The Rapid City food pantry will receiving approximately 42 tons of food, with another semi hauling the same amount to the pantry in Pierre.

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