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Feeding South Dakota Receives Largest Donation

December 3, 2013, 10:05 PM by Sammi Bjelland

Feeding South Dakota Receives Largest Donation
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Giving Tuesday is a special day for non-profits across the country. Feeding South Dakota is celebrating this day with a very big announcement.

Feeding South Dakota receives a lot of donations, but a recent one from a local family tops them all.

"We just today are pleased to announce that we received a million dollar donation from Dale Larson and Larson Manufacturing and his family," Feeding South Dakota Director Matt Gassen said.

Dale and Patricia Larson have been actively involved with Feeding South Dakota for several years. After being asked to be chairperson for the charities' capital campaign, "Hand to Hand", Dale contributed his own money to get the ball rolling.

"It's unique in that it's the single largest donation that we've ever received as an organization by an individual. In our 37 plus years in existence, this is the single largest donation we've ever received," Gassen said.

The campaign goal is $6 million and will help make facilities in Rapid City, Pierre and Sioux Falls more efficient.

Gassen says this is crucial to fill the hunger gap in the state.

"Case in point, in Sioux Falls we're going to move from two buildings into one. So we can increase our efficiency and maximize our personnel and our space more effectively," Gassen said.

Gassen says the Larsons are typically quiet people and don't usually want to be put in the limelight. Gassen says by making this donation public, it will encourage others to fight the hunger problem in their own community.

"I think that Dale and his family are going to support causes that they one believe in, and causes and organizations that they believe and trust in. I think it really helps validate the work that we've been doing for so many years," Gassen said.

You can make donations to Feeding South Dakota through its website.

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