User uShare 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.

26° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options



Significant snowfall for KELOLAND on Monday. Click Here For Storm Center Update.



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


Most Popular Today

Feeding SD Gets Donations After Recent Request

October 27, 2012, 9:57 PM by Jenna Petrak

Feeding SD Gets Donations After Recent Request

Since Senator George McGovern's passing, in lieu of flowers, his family asked for donations to be made to Feeding South Dakota. And in just the last week, the non-profit has received almost $16,000.

McGovern's efforts to end hunger aren't stopping with his death. The McGovern family requested that donations be made to Feeding South Dakota in the former senator's memory. And thousands are responding to that request.

"It's been a bit of a flurry of activity. I can tell you that once the announcement that Senator McGovern went into hospice and the family put out the press release asking people to, rather than send flowers, make a donation in memory, for memorial in his name to Feeding South Dakota, we've been processing a lot of donations," Feeding South Dakota executive director Matt Gassen said.

Gassen says one man from Spain called their office this week to make sure that his international donation was received in memory of McGovern. And that's something that's shocked the Feeding South Dakota staff.

"I think what's amazing is the fact that we are getting donations in from virtually all over the United States and some foreign countries," Gassen said.

The former U.S. Senator's fight against hunger is something that's near and dear to the Feeding South Dakota organization and the recent request of the family's is only empowering Feeding South Dakota continue their mission.

"I think what it's done for Feeding South Dakota, both in his life and in his passing has created greater awareness on the issue of hunger and that it does exist and it is something that we are capable and able and it's a solvable problem," Gassen said.

And although their warehouse seems larger than life, Gassen says it's not nearly enough space to feed all the hungry mouths he wishes he could. But, his organization will continue to keep their shelves stocked thanks to a man with an endless mission.

Previous Story

Next Story




View news

You may also like

Ronald Neels Sentenced To 75 Years In Prison

11/23/2015 5:59 PM

For more than a decade, nobody knew Ronald Neels was sexually abusing a victim inside his home near Garretson. The victim never said anything about th...

Full Story | Watch
Roslyn Man Arrested In Shooting

11/21/2015 4:46 PM

A Roslyn, South Dakota man is accused of trying to kill another man overnight.

Full Story
Tyrese Ruffin's Mother Speaks Publicly For First Time

11/25/2015 6:18 AM

In her first and only television interview, Doohen talked about her son, who she called the joy of her life.

Full Story
LHS Student Charged With Making Bomb Threat

11/23/2015 10:53 AM

Sioux Falls Police said a 16-year-old student wrote a message on a bathroom mirror.

Full Story
Sioux Falls Police Investigate Multiple Stabbings

11/23/2015 12:12 AM

Sioux Falls Police are investigating two stabbings late Sunday night.

Full Story