Due to extreme snow accumulation and future forecast, the Mobile Distribution in Gregory for Monday, January 30th is postponed. Find other food resources near you by entering your town in our Find Food locator.

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Mobile Food Distribution

Bringing Food to Communities

Children and adults face hunger in every community across the country. Your neighbor, child’s classmate or even co-worker may be struggling to get enough to eat.

Our Mobile Food Distribution Program allows us to go where hunger is, instead of hunger having to find us.

Each month, South Dakotans facing hunger can receive grocery boxes pre-packed with nutritious foods such as fresh or frozen produce, meat, shelf-stable items, dairy products, boxed meals, and more. The food items are donated to us through the USDA's The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and other sources both locally and nationally. These distributions supplement the work of agency partner pantries, shelters and meal sites operating in fixed locations.

Distribution sites are hosted by a Feeding South Dakota partner and are set up drive-through style, where volunteers load food directly into the vehicles of those utilizing the program.  All in need of food assistance are welcome to come and receive food at no cost to them.

Man helping load a box of food into a car

Quarterly Schedule

Download this quarter's Mobile Food Distribution Program sites, dates, and times arranged by County.

Frequently Asked Questions:

No pre-registration, referrals or I.D. are required to visit a Mobile Food Distribution site. You may receive food from any one site one time each calendar month.

Because some of the food items are through federal nutrition programs, you will be asked to register your household before receiving food. This includes providing your name, address, the number of people living in your home and ages of those individuals. You will also be asked to self-declare your income level.

Yes! We understand that the date and time our Mobile Food Distribution Program is in your community may not work. You may send someone to do a Proxy Pickup by printing and completing the State's Proxy Form and sending it along with the individual that will pick up your food.

At this time, the form must be completed each time you send a proxy.

If you do not have someone to pick up food for you, you may visit any one of our sites once each calendar month even if it is not in your immediate community.

If you have questions about the form please contact the South Dakota Department of Education by calling 605.773.4736.

You do not need to provide I.D. or tax forms to receive food from a Mobile Food Distribution. You will be asked to register your household before receiving food and having an I.D. available may make that easier.

Any person in need of food assistance may receive food from our Mobile Food Distribution. However, to receive USDA food items made available through The Emergency Food Assistance Program you must be a resident of South Dakota and fall within the income guidelines.

Our Program Team works with community partners in communities where individuals and families lack access to adequate and nutritious foods. The success of the program depends on a site host who organizes the volunteers and logistics while Feeding South Dakota provides the food.

If you are interested in exploring a Mobile Food Distribution Program in your community contact us to get started!