Feeding South Dakota says the need for food in our community may grow because of a U.S. House vote that passed late Thursday night.
The bill would slash $4 billion a year from the nation's food assistance program called SNAP and it would also allow states to have broader work requirements for many food stamp recipients and test applicants for drugs.
If it does become law, it would be uncertain how many people would be impacted. But we do know there are thousands of hungry people in our state and every donation you make on Friday will go directly to them.
All throughout the day on Friday, we're holding a food drive to feed the need in KELOLAND.
We have been challenging ourselves and our viewers to make a difference in our community by donating food and money to organizations like Feeding South Dakota.
Some of the easiest foods to donate are non-perishable items like cereal, boxed meals, like Hamburger Helper or Tuna Helper, canned fruits and veggies. But, Feeding South Dakota officials say anything and everything can be donated.
"It's the fruits and vegetables. It's the peanut butter and jellies; it's the products that have any kind of meat in them, like the beef stews, that gives us an opportunity to provide some protein in it," Feeding South Dakota Executive Director Matt Gassen said.
They will also take diapers and unopened, not expired, dry baby formula.
But if you cannot decide what to bring, you can also donate money to the organization. In fact, $1 can provide up to four meals.