Volunteers prepare Summer Backpack Program for Feeding South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - Thanks to some volunteers from Wells Fargo, kids who might need a little extra help in Sioux Falls' public schools will have food to eat over the summer months.

This is part of Feeding South Dakota's summer backpack program.

Nearly half of students in the Sioux Falls School District receive free or reduced lunches, but access to food is limited during the summer.

That's why this effort between volunteers, schools, churches and Feeding South Dakota is so important as we approach the last day of school.

"When we started the program, we were at five summer sites, this year we're at 19," Child Hunger Program Manager Allison Struck said. "We know we lose access to kids in the summer. We're trying to find where the kids are to distribute them to kids where we know they'll be in the summer."

Anyone under the age of 18 can eat free lunch Monday - Friday at these sites:

- Anne Sullivan Elementary
3701 East 3rd Street, SF
June 4 - August 3
Lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

- Child Nutrition Center
1101 North Western Avenue, SF
June 4 - August 3
Lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

- Cleveland Elementary
1000 South Edward Drive, SF
June 4 - August 3
Lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

- Garfield Elementary
705 South Roberts Drive, SF
June 4 - August 3
Lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

- Hawthorne Elementary
601 North Spring Avenue, SF
June 4 - August 3, Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

- Hayward Elementary
400 North Valley View Road, SF
June 4 - August 3,Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

- Laura B. Anderson Elementary
600 North Wayland Avenue, SF
June 4 - August 3, Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

- Terry Redlin
1721 East Austin Street, SF
June 4 - August 3
Lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

- Our Savior's Lutheran Church
909 West 33rd Street, SF
June 5th—August 17th
Lunch from 11—1 p.m.

- EmBe Downtown
300 West 11th Street, SF
June 5 - August 22
Lunch from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

- Boys & Girls Club
824 East 14th Street, SF
June 4 - August 17, Breakfast from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Lunch from 10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

- Brandon Elementary
501 Holly Boulevard, Brandon
May 29 - July 27
Lunch from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m