Feeding America Food Bank Network
Feeding South Dakota has grown from distributing less than a million pounds in 1991 to over 12.2 million pounds in 2015. Through our affiliation with Feeding America and its network of over 200 food banks, we have access to a substantial amount of surplus food product. This product comes by way of donations from many national donors and from other food banks who share their excess product with us at Feeding South Dakota.
National donors are companies such as Kellogg's, Kraft, and General Mills. Feeding America offers us a donation from these companies, and we coordinate with our trucking partners to arrange pick up. Additionally, other food banks in the network periodically find themselves with food product surpluses that they are willing to share with us. By staying in contact with these food banks, we are able to secure much needed store shelf-quality food that we would otherwise not have access to.
Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization. Their mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger. Each year the Feeding America network helps provide food to more than 46 million people facing hunger in the United States, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors. Through 200 member food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, the Feeding America network serves all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Together we provide 3.7 billion meals directly to individuals and families in need.
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