Auction benefits hot meal donation initiative

Now to Sept. 5, families who have someone who tested positive for COVID-19 can sign up for hot meals.
Published: Aug. 30, 2020 at 7:28 PM CDT
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Pennington County, and two Rapid City-based nonprofit groups have taken steps to help those who are affected.

He Sapa Voter Initiative started a program called “Meals for Relatives,” which brings homemade hot meals to COVID-19 positive families in the Black Hills.

And the Cave Collective hosts an artwork auction, with all proceeds going directly to Meals for Relatives.

The Cave Collective says it always wants to use art to benefit the community, and Meals for Relatives has delivered medicine, supplies and more than 1,600 home-cooked meals to families in need.

”We can’t give up in the face of adversaries, we have to adapt,” Dexter Carman, executive director at the Cave Collective, says. “Me personally, I’m very impressed by the way that the Meals for Relatives program is not looking to local government or anybody else to provide for them, they are saying our community, can take care of each other.”

The auction to benefit the Meals for Relatives program is open through Saturday, Sept. 5. There are many local artworks to choose from. To participate, go here.

To learn more about Meals for Relatives and learn ways to support go to their Facebook Page.

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