Donations might always be top of mind during the Holiday season. However, Food Pantry organizers say it can be easy to forget that donations are still needed during the Summer months. They also say some people in need really count on food and supplies being on the shelves at the Sioux Falls Food Pantry.
The Sioux Falls Food Pantry relies on various means to keep food on the shelves. They receive help from food drives, monetary donations, the food bank, and partnerships with local/national businesses. Food Pantry manager Steven Dahlmeier says the community continues to show tremendous support. He says a recent water drive was very successful. He says individuals and businesses donated 235 cases and $2,640. Dahlmeier says that will meet the need throughout the summer and beyond.
On average the Sioux Falls Food Pantry serves 300 individuals a week, and nearly 50 percent of the individuals being served are children.
If you are looking to help, the Sioux Falls Food Pantry is currently looking for the following donations: cold cereal, canned fruit, canned veggies (carrots, peas, mixed, asparagus, potatoes) peanut butter, jelly, diapers, and dry baby formula.
Also during the Summer if you have extra vegetables from your garden, the Pantry will gladly accept them. They would prefer if you would wash them before you drop them off, but if you don't have time they will take care of it.
The Sioux Falls Food Pantry is located at 417 North Phillips Avenue. Hours of operation are: 8:00 AM to 4:30 p.m., no clients until 10:00a.m.
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