Western South Dakota Community Action

Photo by Victoria Wicks

Basic needs—food, shelter, and clothing—become even more expensive for low-income people as winter approaches. Western South Dakota Community Action Program, headquartered in Rapid City, assists with those needs in most counties and all reservations west of the Missouri River. The program helps people to winterize their homes, offers clothing at its thrift store, and supplies toiletries that food stamps don’t cover. For the past three years, Community Action has worked to get fresh produce onto the tables of the poor, and now they’re helping people preserve that produce for the winter.