The City of Pierre, Community Food Banks of South Dakota and
Wal-Mart have partnered to establish an 8,000-square-foot food bank
in the Pierre-Fort Pierre area. This facility will distribute both
perishable and non-perishable food items to charitable organizations
throughout central South Dakota. It will also help eliminate hunger
among those in need. Funding has been secured for the facility’s
ongoing operations, a refrigerated vehicle and some of the other
essential equipment. The only major task that remains is securing
funding for a warehouse facility – an estimated $650,000 item!
Raising the necessary funds to establish this facility will require a coordinated effort among all of the recipient communities. The following is a brief summary of this exciting project. We hope you will distribute this information throughout your community and sponsor one or more fundraising activities to help combat hunger in central South Dakota. Thank you for your support!