South Dakota Mobile Food Pantry travels all over Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Feeding South Dakota was at the Club for Boys with their mobile food distribution center on Saturday. Each week they go to different places around Rapid City to ensure the community has food.

The mobile truck opened during this past winter and as of now, it is one of the only mobile food pantries in the country. Each Wednesday and Saturday the truck is in the Rapid City area giving out free food.

Recipients check-in and they are welcomed inside what looks like a mini grocery store. They get carts to fill with as much as they need.

Being that South Dakota is a state with various climates the truck designer/driver, Rod Slade made sure that the food pantry has both heating and air conditioning for summer and winter.

They solely travel to Rapid City and often stop at nursing homes and centers for people with disabilities. The truck has a ramp to make it easily accessible for all. The inside is also wide enough to fit wheelchairs, scooters, and walkers. So far, they have not had any issues with accessibility and it is a very safe environment for the people that come in.

“It has been a great experience, it’s actually working and so far to date, we’ve had over 7,000 people,” said Slade.

He also adds that they are always looking for volunteers – who really make food distribution possible…

You can find a full schedule of their stops at this link . After clicking on the link, you can search for Pennington County. Feeding South Dakota also has mobile services in other counties, located in churches and halls. Use the same link and search the county in which you are in for more information.

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