Knights of Columbus donate $1,000 to KOTA Care and Share Food Drive

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - The KOTA Care and Share Food Drive helps Church Response raise not only thousands of pounds of food, but thousands in monetary donations.

And right before the year ends, the drive received an extra special donation.

The Knights of Columbus Assembly 1075 donated $1,000 to the KOTA Care and Share Food Drive.

Every summer, the Knights of Columbus hold a bingo tent at the Central States Fairgrounds to raise money and proceeds from this event will help benefit Church Response.

In addition, we are excited to announce that the Rapid City Medical Center recently held a food drive at all of their locations and they just donated 1,100 pounds of food and $1,210, all directly going to Church Response as well.

The Knights of Columbus say they've donated to the drive a few times before, but they've never been able to donate so much and they are happy to do so.

"I've always had a fondness for the food drive, " said David DiMaria, with the Knights of Columbus. "We decided to donate to the Care and Share program because it certainly is a worthwhile cause in our community."

And just four weeks ago, we held our Bagel in the Street with Black Hills Bagels and raised just over $31,000, our most successful year ever.

There is a chance on Wed. Dec. 4 to once again benefit the KOTA Care and Share Food Drive at Headline Academy's 22nd Annual Cut-A-Thon.

It will go from 11:15 a.m. to 7 p.m.