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Donate Time

Every single day in South Dakota, men, women and children suffer from hunger. And every single day, people donate their valuable time to fight for hunger relief across the state.

If you want to donate even a little bit of your time to help eliminate hunger in the state of South Dakota, please contact us today. An hour of your time can have a major impact on the lives of the hungry in South Dakota.

Remember: the people you help by donating your time are more than statistics. These are real people with real lives and real needs. You can help them. Donate your time to Feeding South Dakota and YOU will help eliminate hunger in this state.

 

***All volunteers must be 11 years or older. There are no exceptions to this rule. Anyone between the ages of 11-17 needs to be accompanied by an adult.

 

Stocking Shelves in the Food Pantry (Sioux Falls, Rapid City)

Every day our pantries in Sioux Falls and Rapid City serve hundreds of families in need. To meet the demand we need energetic people that enjoy visiting with others. We need 3-4 volunteers to work 3 hour shifts to stock shelves and assist families visiting our pantry. If you have work gloves, please bring them because they will come in handy for some of the necessary tasks.  Some bending and lifting is required. Volunteers will be standing on concrete for the duration of the project, so wear comfortable clothing and close-toed shoes. If you are interested in volunteering in the pantry, click here to volunteer in Sioux Falls, or here to volunteer in Rapid City.

 

Guest Check-in for the Food Pantry (Sioux Falls, Rapid City)

Every day our pantries in Sioux Falls and Rapid City serve hundreds of families in need. To meet the demand we need energetic people that enjoy visiting with others. We are looking for 1-2 volunteers to work 3 hour shifts checking in guest and doing some light office work. Volunteers will be working in an office setting so wear comfortable clothing and close-toed shoes. Volunteers for this position must be 18 years of age. If you are interested in volunteering in the Food Pantry, click here to volunteer in Sioux Falls, or here to volunteer in Rapid City.

 

Food Sorting (Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City)

Throughout the month we organize individuals and volunteer groups to sort food that is collected from local food drives or donated from our local business partners. We need 20-40 volunteers to work 2 ½ -3 hour shifts to sort food and repack boxes with the sorted food for distribution in our pantries across South Dakota. If you have work gloves, please bring them because they will come in handy for some of the necessary tasks.  Volunteers will be standing on concrete for the duration of the project, so wear comfortable clothing and close-toed shoes. Some bending and lifting up to 50 pounds is involved. If you are interested in volunteering to sort food click here to volunteer in Sioux Falls, here to volunteer in Pierre, or here to volunteer in Rapid City

 

BackPack Program (Sioux Falls, Rapid City)

During the school year, volunteers are needed to help with the BackPack Program. We run one – two shift per week, depending on location, 25–40 volunteers per shift. All volunteers must be 11 years or older. There are no exceptions to this rule. Anyone between the ages of 11-17 needs to be accompanied by an adult. Enthusiasm is key; we LOVE energetic group leaders! If you are interested in an opportunity to volunteer with the BackPack Program click here to volunteer in Sioux Falls, or here to volunteer in Rapid City.

 

Senior Box Program (Sioux Falls, Pierre)

We organize the Senior Box Program once per month. We need 35-40 volunteers to pack boxes of commodities for low-income seniors living across South Dakota. If you have work gloves, please bring them because they will come in handy for some of the necessary tasks.  Volunteers will be standing on concrete for the duration of the project, so wear comfortable clothing and close-toed shoes. If you are interested in volunteering for the Senior Box Program, click here to volunteer in Sioux Falls, or here to volunteer in Pierre.

 

Light Office Work / Special Projects (Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City)

Throughout the year special projects and events in the community will arise where Feeding South Dakota needs your help. These events could be volunteering at outdoor concerts, stuffing envelopes or helping at local sporting events. There is no set schedule for these events. If you are interested in assisting with these events please click here to volunteer in Sioux Falls, here to volunteer in Pierre, here to volunteer in Rapid City or to get event information and upcoming schedules.

 

For directions to our Sioux Falls Food Bank and Food Pantry, follow this link to Google Maps.

For directions to our Pierre Food Bank, follow this link to Google Maps.

For directions to our Rapid City Food Bank and Food Pantry, follow this link to Google Maps.

 


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