Red Nose Day sheds light on childhood poverty

RAPID CITY, S.D. — May 23 marks Red Nose Day, which serves as a reminder that millions of children face the negative effects of poverty.

The national campaign has raised over $150 million for programs across the world aimed at helping children in vulnerable situations. In the United States, funds raised are given to a variety of organizations including the Boys and Girls Club, Feeding America, Children’s Health Fund and many more.

One out of every six children in South Dakota faces the risk of going hungry. These children can receive help from programs offered by Feeding America’s partner organization Feeding South Dakota.

Feeding South Dakota offers the Backpack Program and Summer Backpack Program to children in need. These help children and their families by supplying them with a backpack filled with food during the weekend and over the summer months, when school meals are unavailable.

For more information about Feeding South Dakota or to learn how you can help in the fight against childhood hunger, visit

To show your support of Red Nose Day, you can buy a red nose at any Walgreens location. To learn more about Red Nose Day, visit

NBC’s Red Nose Day special programming airs May 23 at 7 p.m. MST.

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