Feeding South Dakota to provide food for this Thanksgiving

SOUTH DAKOTA(WNAX)- Feeding South Dakota, the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, will provide food for Thanksgiving Meal giveaways across the state for the 12th year in a row.

Sandy Andernacht says they are increasing the numbers to about six thousand meals this year.

Andernacht says they are seeing a concerning trend.

Andernacht says the combination of food aid programs ending and high inflation is causing many issues.

In Sioux Falls and Rapid City 1,500 meals will be distributed; and Pierre Area Referral Services (PARS) will distribute 350 turkey breasts to Pierre and Fort Pierre families. The remainder of the meal items have been made available to Feeding South Dakota’s Agency Partners to host a Thanksgiving Meal giveaway in their community.