Holiday season begins with community food drive

The Early evening news on KOTA Territory TV
Published: Nov. 1, 2022 at 7:23 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 1, 2022 at 9:30 PM CDT
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - With inflation making it harder for people to make ends meet, the holidays can be a stressful time for those who don’t have the extra funds for large holiday meals - making it even more important to lend a hand this holiday season. To help fight that Rapid City’s Public Works Department and the AFSCME Union are sponsoring a community food drive with Feeding South Dakota from Nov. 1 through Nov. 18.

“Right now is a hard time for families with costs of everything increasing, so this is just a way for us to help them -- especially during the holiday time -- to get some food so they can have a special this Thanksgiving,” said Gelynn Passmore, Compliance Coordinator.

People can drop off non-perishable food donations at the following locations:

  • City Hall/ 300 Sixth Street: Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Rapid City Public Library/ 610 Quincy Street: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. or Friday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Rapid City Fire Department/ 110 Main Street: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Family Fare/ 751 Mountain View Road: November 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.