Dairy farm families will again partner with First Bank & Trust, Hy-Vee and Lewis Drug to raise money for Feeding South Dakota. For the third year, dairy farmers will invite the public to “Be Our Guest” at a concert at the annual Central Plains Dairy Expo.

For a $10 donation to Feeding South Dakota, people will receive a pass to country music artist Phil Vassar’s concert on March 26.  Donations will be used to purchase dairy foods to stock food banks across the state.

The program will kick-off with a special event on February 16 at the Hy-Vee location at 57th and Cliff in Sioux Falls.  From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., representatives of Feeding South Dakota and area dairy farmers will accept donations.   A second donation event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 16 at the Lewis Drug location at 41st and Minnesota in Sioux Falls.
From February 16 through the March 26 concert, donations will be accepted at First Bank & Trust locations in Sioux Falls and Canton, Lewis Drug Store locations in Sioux Falls, Brandon, Brookings, Huron and Madison, and Hy-Vee stores in Sioux Falls.

Feeding South Dakota is a hunger relief organization that serves approximately 460 nonprofit hunger relief and emergency food distribution agencies throughout the state.  These agencies received more than 12.5 million pounds of food and grocery items from Feeding South Dakota in 2012, providing over 10 million meals to hungry individuals in need.