Feeding America Food Bank Network
Feeding South Dakota in Sioux Falls and Rapid City has grown from distributing less than a million pounds in 1991 to close to twelve million this year. 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.
Today, Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Along with its network of members they supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. The Feeding America network secures and distributes more than 2 billion pounds of donated food and grocery products annually and supports approximately 50,000 local charitable agencies operating more than 94,000 programs including after-school programs, emergency shelters, food pantries, Kids Cafes and soup kitchens.
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