User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


69° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Feeding South Dakota Praises McGovern’s Efforts

October 19, 2012, 4:52 PM by Shawn Neisteadt

Feeding South Dakota Praises McGovern’s Efforts
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

The shelves of Feeding South Dakota are covered with food that could be the next meal for area families struggling to make ends meet. 

"The need is definitely significant, both here and across the country,"  Kerri DeGraff of Feeding South Dakota said.

That need is one George McGovern recognized and he's spent much of his time in recent years raising awareness about the issue.  McGovern especially wanted to see hunger end among children. 

"In the end, it helps us all work towards our goal of eliminating hunger and just creating awareness about the issue so we can address that issue and hopefully meet the needs that we see," DeGraff said.

Those at Feeding South Dakota say there is no doubt that McGovern has inspired donations of food not only here in KELOLAND, but also all around the world.

"Having someone who has the ability to gain publicity, talk about an issue and have others listen is so significant for our organization because if you have someone who is passionate about your work and they're able to be visible to so many individuals, it helps us get our message out," DeGraff said.

And for many, that message has been met with action.  That's why those at this organization say McGovern has forever made the world a better place.

McGovern went to great lengths to raise awareness about the world's hungry children.  For his 88th birthday, he went sky diving in Florida.  When he turned 89, he drove a sprint car at Huset's Speedway.  He turned all of the attention at those events to the cause.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES


 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

DCI Looking Into Discovery Of Woman's Body

7/21/2014 4:00 PM

The discovery of a woman's body in Kimball has prompted an investigation by South Dakota law enforcement authorities.

Full Story
Sioux Falls Man Killed In Industrial Accident

7/21/2014 2:22 PM

An investigation is underway into the death of a Sioux Falls man in an industrial accident.

Full Story
Body Identified: No Foul Play Suspected

7/22/2014 8:56 PM

No foul play is suspected in the death of 64 year-old Susanna K. Bannwarth. The Fulton woman was reported missing Monday morning. Her body was f...

Full Story
Car Versus Bike Crash Near 41st And Marion

7/23/2014 4:39 PM

A car versus bike crash happened at the intersection of 41st Street and Larch Avenue.

Full Story
Missing Woman Located

7/23/2014 6:19 PM

Tori Jean Bruggeman has been located by police. Authorities are working to get her reunited with family.

Full Story


Events