A plan to cut billions of dollars from the food stamp program could put a lot of pressure on charities.
The U.S. House is expected to consider legislation this week that would eliminate $4 billion per year.
Feeding America says if the plan moves forward, as many as six million people could lose benefits and more than 200,000 children would no longer be eligible for free school meals.
As a result, the charity says the cuts will increase hunger and impact health care costs, work force productivity and the ability of children to learn.
Feeding America's national network includes Feeding South Dakota, which has pantries in both Sioux Falls and Rapid City.
No matter what happens in Washington, the need is growing and we can all help make a difference.
KELOLAND Television will hold a donation drive for Feeding South Dakota on Friday. You still have a few days to start a collection. Just go to our "Hunger: Feeding The Need" page to find ideas of what you can do to help.
Then stop by our studio on South Phillips Avenue on Friday and drop off your donations. Everything will go to Feeding South Dakota.