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 destroy hunger in this state.
***All volunteers must be 12 years or older. There are no exceptions to this rule. Anyone between the ages of 12-17 needs to be accompanied by an adult
BackPack Program (Sioux Falls)
During the school year, volunteers are needed to help on Tuesday afternoons and evenings with the BackPack Program. We run one shift from 4-5 p.m. and another from 6-8:30 p.m. All volunteers must be 12 years or older. There are no exceptions to this rule. Anyone between the ages of 12-17 needs to be accompanied by an adult. Our volunteer schedule for the 2014-2015 school year is currently full. If you are interested in opportunities for the 2015-2016 school year, email Allison Struck, our BackPack Program Coordinator in Sioux Falls.
BackPack Program (Rapid City)
During the school year "BackPacks" are packed on Tuesday and it takes about 1 ½ to 2 hours to complete with about 30 volunteers. During the summer, "BackPacks" are packed on Tuesday and it takes around 12 volunteers. If your group is smaller or larger we will work with you. Please dress in light, comfortable clothing and shoes as we will be standing on concrete during this project. All volunteers must be 12 years or older. There are no exceptions to this rule. Anyone between the ages of 12-17 needs to be accompanied by an adult. There is a certain amount of heavy lifting so a good mix of men and women would be perfect! Enthusiasm is key; we LOVE energetic group leaders! If you are interested in opportunity to volunteer with the BackPack program Email Ryan Chocholousek to schedule.
Sioux Falls Senior Box Program
We organize the Senior Box Program once a month on a Saturday morning. We start at 8 a.m. and usually finish around noon. We need about 40 volunteers to pack boxes of commodities for low-income seniors living in eastern 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, email Allison Struck, our BackPack Program and Volunteer Coordinator in Sioux Falls.
Senior Box Program (Pierre)
One Thursday each month we gather groups together to pack a box of commodities for low income seniors in the central portion of South Dakota. We start at 1:00pm and will typically pack until about 4:00pm. Similar to the BackPack Program, we schedule groups of 35-40 people, but will accommodate the smaller groups too! Please dress in comfortable clothing with no open-toed shoes. There is a fair amount of heavy lifting, so "a few good" men or women would be appreciated! If you have work gloves, please bring them as they come in handy for some of the necessary tasks. Your group will be standing on concrete for the duration of the project, just so you are aware if you have a volunteer with special limitations. But know that we'll find you a chair if you need one! You can email Russ Hofeldt to schedule your group.