School of Mines students run food drive for MLK Day

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Students with South Dakota School of Mines recognized Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a canned food drive on Monday.

Mlk MinesMines students collected canned goods and cash donations at local grocery stores to benefit Feeding South Dakota. The annual food drive honoring Dr. King’s legacy provided an opportunity for Rapid City residents to serve others through their donation.

Last year’s food drive brought in more than 1,800 pounds of food and over $600 despite COVID-19 restrictions limiting student activity.

This year, Mines students were out in full force gathering donations for those in need.

“I think it’s important for every organization to have a day of service to give back to your communities,” said South Dakota School of Mines Junior, Stephanie Jones. “After all, they’ve given so much to us the least we can do is give back to them.”

This is the 12th year in a row students from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology have put on a food drive on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Once again, the school has teamed up with Black Hills Federal Credit Union which has placed drop boxes for food donations at all their Rapid City locations.

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