Thanksgiving is a time of year that is specifically dedicated to gratitude. But for many families across South Dakota, this time of year is just another situation where hunger leaves little to be grateful for.

That is where the amazing Feeding South Dakota organization and its donors and volunteers come in. This year Feeding South Dakota is planning to distribute enough groceries across the state to provide 6,000 Thanksgiving meals.

Feeding South Dakota, the state’s largest hunger relief organization, will provide groceries for 1500 meals here in Sioux Falls. They'll give the same number in Rapid City and the rest of the groceries will be distributed to other Feeding South Dakota Agency partners in other South Dakota communities.

The drive-through giveaway here in Sioux Falls will take place on Saturday, November 18 from 8 to 10 AM at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds. Each family will receive one meal with a limit of two families served per vehicle. No pre-registration, qualification, or sign-up is needed.

To donate or find out more information about Feeding South Dakota’s Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway visit Feeding South Dakota, or call 605-335-0364.

5 Things South Dakota Gave the World

South Dakota may not get much respect. We get a blizzard and it's a footnote on the national scene, but if Florida gets a bit chilly it's breaking news. But, maybe it's fine to be forgotten about. We kind of like being left alone on our quiet piece of the plains.

South Dakota has given a lot to the world though. Not just giant mountain carvings and settings for HBO shows, but awesome things that the rest of the world should thank us for.

Gallery Credit: Ben Kuhns

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