The Sioux Falls Skyforce and South Dakota Corn announced today that last week’s “Corn Week” raised $9,075 and 500 pounds of food for Feeding South Dakota. The money was raised via a jersey auction of the specialty corn themed jerseys the Skyforce wore during last Friday’s game and the food was raised via daily food drives conducted at five separate Lewis Drug locations.
“A big thank you goes out to all of the people who submitted bids on the players’ autographed uniforms to support such a worthwhile cause,” said Teddi Mueller, the Corn Utilization Council’s director of industry affairs. “Feeding South Dakota is so important to our state and the uniform auction, which was well-promoted by the Skyforce, was a novel way to raise money that will help feed people in need.”
“Feeding South Dakota is so grateful to work with partners like the Sioux Falls Skyforce, South Dakota Corn and Lewis Drug Stores.” Jennifer Stensaas of Feeding South Dakota said, “In our state there are more than 100,000 people that struggle to feed themselves and their families on a daily basis. With continued partnerships like these, Feeding South Dakota will continue to work to ensure that no one goes hungry.”
About Feeding South Dakota
Feeding South Dakota is the state’s largest charitable hunger relief organization whose mission is to eliminate hunger in South Dakota with distribution centers in Sioux Falls, Pierre and Rapid City. Last year, Feeding South Dakota secured and distributed over 12.5 million pounds of quality nutritious donated and purchased food providing 10.4 million meals to individuals in need. Feeding South Dakota is able to distribute this food through its network of over 350 charitable organizations across the state. These organizations then provide this food to individuals who are “food insecure” through youth programs, senior centers, on-site feeding programs, emergency food pantries, after school programs, and homeless shelters. For more information on Feeding South Dakota, please visit www.feedingsouthdakota.org.