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.


58° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Business

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Most Popular Today


Hot Temps To Blame For Fewer Free Lunches?

August 7, 2012, 4:58 PM by Nicole Winters

Hot Temps To Blame For Fewer Free Lunches?
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

The YWCA in downtown Sioux Falls is offering free breakfast and lunches to area kids this summer. While it has had thousands come through the doors, it's not as many as they were expecting.

A free lunch at the YWCA ensures Sherrie Beniot that her children will get a nutritious meal.

"All the food groups, some times they even have chocolate milk," Sherrie Beniot said.

This summer, they've come for breakfast or lunch three to four times a week.

Director of Childcare Services Karla Johnson is predicting they'll serve around 15,000 children this summer. While that is on par with the last two years, the YWCA was expecting a bigger jump.

"Heat could have been a source of a lower number of children certainly because children do get here by foot; they get here on their bicycles. So, children, it may have been too hot for them," Karla Johnson said.

Heat may have deterred some kids from coming in during the week, but the YWCA says it’s still seen large numbers on Fridays and that could be due to the backpack program.

"On Fridays, our backpacks are gone completely by the end of the serving day," Johnson said.

Each Friday, they give out 50 Feeding South Dakota Backpacks, first come first serve. It's enough food to get a child through the weekend. Johnson thinks that on top of free lunch has made braving the heat on those days more bearable.

"It just again proves how important programs like this and the backpack program are for families in our area," Johnson said.

Beniot drives her family, so heat hasn't been an issue. But the free meal is still a major benefit.

"The lunches are very helpful, and convenient," Beniot said.

The YWCA will offer their free summer breakfast and lunch program until Friday August 17.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View business

You may also like

Former Sioux Falls Executive Investigated For Animal Abuse

8/28/2014 4:15 PM

A former Hot Stuff/Orion Foods President is being investigated for dog abuse in Canada.

Full Story
Westward Ho Country Club Changes Name

8/28/2014 12:56 PM

The Westward Ho Country club in Sioux Falls is changing its name to The Country Club of Sioux Falls.  Members were notified of the change on Thur...

Full Story
Cattle Spooked By LifeLight Noise

8/30/2014 3:58 PM

Farmers say the annual music event is louder this year, and it's causing some problems with their cattle.

Full Story
Sanford And First PREMIER Bank Hosting Concert For Employees

8/29/2014 11:30 AM

Employees from two Sioux Falls employers have an opportunity to see a private concert with two country headliners at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.

Full Story
Car vs Bus Crash Injures Two Teens

8/26/2014 6:00 PM

Two Iowa teenagers are hospitalized after colliding with a school bus early Tuesday morning.  It happened just east of Inwood on 240th Street at ...

Full Story | Watch


Events