Food Insecurity

SDPB News: June 29

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How is South Dakota cracking down on distracted driving? Also, what is the new state program that is giving aid toward families in need of groceries?

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Feeding South Dakotans During A Pandemic

Mar 17, 2020

In The Moment ... March 17, 2020 Show 775 Hour 2

Distribution centers for Feeding South Dakota remain open and are distributing food to partners and programs across the state. They are working with school districts, after school programs and other organizations regarding the distribution of meals to children, families, seniors and others who need them. Times are especially difficult for an organization like this and here to talk about this is Matt Gassen, he's the CEO of Feeding South Dakota.

In The Moment ... September 11, 2019 Show 656 Hour 1

Hungry Jackets is the topic of tomorrow's Geek Speak lecture on the campus of Black Hills State University in Spearfish. Dr. Trenton Ellis, assistant professor of human services, speaks on food insecurity on campus. What does that mean for BHSU?

Dr. Ellis presents his Geek Speak lecture on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. in Jonas Hall, room 110 in Spearfish.

Feeding South Dakota

John Stiegelmeier is the head football coach for South Dakota State University.  He and his wife are partnering with Feeding South Dakota.

This is an organization that provides relief to families experiencing food insecurity

The Stiegelmeiers will match donations made to the organization’s programs to combat child hunger.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... March 25, 2019 Show 542 Hour 1

Lesleigh  Oweh, Ph.D., is lecturer of sociology at Black Hills State University Rapid City. She joins us to talk about food insecurity on college campuses.

Jackie Hendry

Avera Health is awarding a more-than $126,000 grant to Feeding South Dakota. The money will help the organization provide food to rural communities through its Mobile Food Pantry Program. 

Matt Gassen is the CEO of Feeding South Dakota. During the announcement in the organization’s food warehouse in Sioux Falls, he says more than 100 thousand South Dakotans are considered “food insecure.” Many are in the state’s most rural areas.

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A new study shows many children in South Dakota are vulnerable when it comes to poverty and hunger. The latest information from Feeding America shows some areas have up to four out of 10 kids who don’t know where they’ll get their next meal. The annual report is a detailed look at food insecurity in the state.

The latest data on hunger issues in South Dakota shows 12.4 percent of people in the state are food insecure. That number is unchanged from last year, but Kerri DeGraff with Feeding South Dakota says more South Dakotans are hungry.

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Cattle producers in South Dakota are raising money to feed the hungry by hosting a Toby Keith concert. The famous country artist is slated to perform in the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls in June. Tickets go on sale on Friday, and proceeds from the concert go to Feeding South Dakota. 

Members of a statewide cattle organization started a Prime Time Gala three years ago. The concert component of the event benefits the hungry. Todd Wilkinson is president of the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association.

Feeding America

The latest information from Feeding America shows more than 1 in 10 South Dakotans lacks consistent access to enough healthy food. A recent study shows that, in the past year, more than 12 percent of people in South Dakota didn’t have access to enough food. 

Every county in South Dakota suffers from food insecurity. The numbers prove hunger affects children, and it’s more likely in certain parts of the state.