If you didn't find a KOTA Care and Share Food Drive blue bag tied to your door, look again over the next couple of days.
Because of the below zero temperature, groups are working at a slower pace to get out the bags. Bags should be delivered by Wednesday December 11. If you don't ever receive a bag, but would like to help, please drop off non-perishable food items at your community food pantry.
Bags are being delivered to every community throughout western South Dakota and eastern Wyoming.
With this winter weather, it's hard to get from the car to the house, but dedicated volunteers tied KOTA Care and Share blue bags to doors.
Saturday, Boy Scouts led by Scout Master Kevin Lewis spent the morning outside. "It's about negative 11 degrees out, and I've got about 18 boys and parents and we're putting bags," said Lewis.
The boys said they were cold, but that wasn't going to stop them. "It helps out with people that are hungry and have no food and need it," said Danny Nelson, a boy scout.
The goal this year for the food drive is to collect 85,000 pounds of food. "We're dedicated to put the bags out, so we're asking you to be dedicated just by filling up the bags so we can pick it up," said Lewis.
Because of the weather, not every home was reached Saturday. If you did not receive a blue bag yet, check again later this week.
In Rapid City, Box Elder, and Rapid Valley alone, 28,000 bags will be given out. This does not include other areas in Western South Dakota (like Belle Fourche, Spearfish, Deadwood etc) or Eastern Wyoming.