All month, KELOLAND News has been putting an emphasis on feeding the hungry in South Dakota, challenging our viewers and our co-workers to make a difference by donating food and money to organizations like Feeding South Dakota.
KELO TV took on the SNAP Challenge. SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- it's what most of us know as food stamps. The challenge is to live on $4.50 per person a day for food or $31.50 for the entire week. So with the help of Andy's Affiliated Foods, we went shopping to see if that's even realistic.
Here's a list of the items we purchased: loaf of bread, peanut butter, two cans of soup, two cans of green beans, corn flakes, ground beef, shaved turkey, two gallons of milk and apples. We even made sure to buy items that were on sale to help us stay on budget.
All of the food items we purchased will be donated to Feeding South Dakota. On Friday, you can help too.
KELOLAND Television will hold a donation drive for Feeding South Dakota. You still have a couple of 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 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.