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2014 Pound Pledge Helps Feeding South Dakota

January 13, 2014, 6:15 PM by Stephanie Gregory

2014 Pound Pledge Helps Feeding South Dakota

For the second straight year, hundreds of people in KELOLAND have pledged to lose weight as part of Be Well, South Dakota's Pound Pledge. David Johnson, 51, is one of them.

"With the Pound Pledge going into 2014, I pledged 25 pounds," Johnson said.

With a starting weight of 205 pounds, Johnson hopes to drop down to 180 pounds.  

"I'm blessed to have good health, so I'd like to keep it that way," Johnson said.

Each year, Johnson says, his New Year resolution is to lose weight, but he hopes to stick with it this year all because of a new challenge. For every pound "pound pledge participants" knock off Be Well, South Dakota donates one pound to Feeding South Dakota.

"It's motivating South Dakotans to meet their New Year's resolutions and lead a healthy lifestyle, but in return, they are helping so many through Feeding South Dakota," DAKOTACARE Director of Health and Wellbeing Trisha Dohn said. 

"I think with the pledge and with Be Well, South Dakota donating food, I think it makes you stick with it," Johnson said.

This year Be Well, South Dakota's goal is 5,000 pounds.  Dohn sais the pound pledge was a success in 2013.

"Last year was a great experience and we got really good feedback from it," Dohn said.

She hopes this year will be even better because the better it is, the more people who will be fed.

This is the first year Be Well, South Dakota is partnering with and donating to Feeding South Dakota.

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