Food Insecurity an important issue for Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Food insecurity continues to be an important issue across Rapid City and the state of South Dakota. Statewide, around one in every nine adults and one in every six children struggle with knowing where their next meal will come from.

And for the Rapid City area, Feeding South Dakota reported increased use in mobile distribution of food. November in particular saw mobile units bringing food for the month to 9,000 families across 42 distribution centers.

They also work with over 70 different partners across the western portion of the state to further make sure every resident has access to food.

“In the last quarter of 2021 in Rapid City alone, we were able to provide food for over thirty-four hundred families in the Rapid City area in just those three months,” Feeding South Dakota Marketing and Communications Director Stacey Andernacht said. “So it definitely shows that there is a need for it in the community and we are very excited to be able to provide a solution.”

To see a list of the resources Feeding South Dakota has for families in need, click here.

For way to help, click here.

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