If you missed the KSFY Morning News on Tuesday, we were out live at Feeding South Dakota. They were competing with 300 other hunger relief organizations in a grant contest from Walmart. Basically they needed people to get on Facebook and vote for them in this contest. This voting had been going on all month long and ended at midnight Tuesday night. The top 40 organizations with the most votes won a grant from Walmart.
Feeding South Dakota went from being in 65th place, with just over 1,000 votes, at 5:00 Tuesday morning to 3,529 votes and 9th place by the end of the contest Tuesday night. That is a huge jump in just 16 hours. Feeding South Dakota wants to say thank you to all of you who voted. This big grant will go right to their BackPack program to help kids across the state.