The first Feeding South Dakota Food Giveaway of 2022 is scheduled for 4:00 pm Wednesday, May 4. According to Brenda Maass, coordinator for Milbank’s event, “The giveaway will be held in the Living Word Lutheran Church parking lot in north Milbank on Highway 15. This is due to the ongoing construction at the 4-H fairgrounds.
Maass says, “This will be a drive-through giveaway with the food pre-boxed and provided by Feeding South Dakota.” She says, “Because of its close proximity to Highway 15, please arrive no earlier than 2:30 p.m. as volunteers parking cars don’t arrive until then. We do not want to create hazards on the highway.” Enter the lot as indicated and wait for traffic directions. Open your trunk or back lift gate once you are in line.
Volunteers will place the boxes in your vehicle. Have the space ready in your vehicle for the box so traffic flow will not be disrupted. Maass says, “To keep the line moving as quickly as possible, we prefer if you only pick up for your family. However, we understand some people are willing to pick up food for others. If this is the case, there will be a two-family limit per vehicle. You will also need to provide your name and the name of the other family when you get in the line.”
“Feeding South Dakota now requires us to collect household information from each family,” Maass explains. “So recipients will be asked how many people in the family are age 17 and under, 18-59, and 60 and over. If you are unable to attend the day of the giveaway, you will need to make arrangements for someone else to pick up your food as we no longer are able to make deliveries after the event.”