According to Brenda Maass, coordinator of the Grant County Service Council’s Food Giveaways, she and her team made the tough decision to postpone the... Date Change: FOOD GIVEAWAY In MILBANK MOVED TO OCT 27

According to Brenda Maass, coordinator of the Grant County Service Council’s Food Giveaways, she and her team made the tough decision to postpone the Food Giveaway originally set for Wednesday, October 20. The new date is tentatively set for October 27.

Maass says, “The decision was prompted by the forecast for this Wednesday.  The high is supposed to be 49 degrees with a 73 percent chance of rain. The rain is expected to start at 4 a.m., go until 9 p.m., and be accompanied by 10-20 mph winds.  I’m afraid it would be a cold, wet, muddy disaster because the cardboard boxes are not protected from the elements.”

Maass says to stay tuned for more info on the Food Giveaway now set for October 27. “It is a tentative plan that also depends on the weather.”
Here’s an updated version of the original story about what to expect: 

The Grant County Christian Service Council (GCCSC) is once again coordinating with Feeding South Dakota for the last Food Giveaway of the year on Wednesday, October 27, in Milbank. Because of the construction at the Grant County 4-H grounds, the location has been changed. The Food Giveaway will be held from 4-5 p.m. on the south edge of Milbank just off Highway 15 at the former Titan Machinery lot. The address is 1104 South Madison Street. 

Anyone who feels they are in need is welcome. There are no income requirements. The giveaway will be a drive-thru event. The food will already be boxed and delivered by Feeding South Dakota. Brenda Maass, coordinator of the drive says, “Because of its close proximity to the highway, we are asking recipients to arrive NO EARLIER than 2:30 p.m. to avoid traffic concerns. Also, please do not park in the lot until the volunteers are there at 2:30 p.m. to give parking instructions.” 

Maass reminds participants, “Open your trunk or back lift gate once you are in line. Volunteers will place the boxes in the vehicle. To save everyone time, it is important to have the space in your vehicle ready. There is a two-family limit per vehicle.  If you are picking up a box for another family, when you get in line, you must provide your name and the name of the other family.”  

“Feeding South Dakota now requires us to collect household information from each family,” Maass says. “Recipients will be asked how many people in each family are ages 0-17, 18-59, and 60 and over,” She also reminds everyone, “If you are unable to attend, please make arrangements for someone else to pick up your food. We are no longer able to make deliveries after the event.” 

Ready to make a donation to the Grant County Service Council?  Mail your check to: The Grant County Christian Service Council at 210 E. Fifth Ave. in Milbank, South Dakota 57252. The majority of GCCSC funding comes from their local Thrift Store, but churches, businesses, and individuals ensure the council can continue its mission of serving those in need. 


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