food insecurity

Students get their l lunch at a primary school in Atlanta, Georgia. (Amanda Mills/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

State seeks sponsors for federal food program after declining separate funding source

BY: - December 1, 2023

After the state turned down federal funding for summertime child food vouchers, the South Dakota Department of Education is seeking sponsors for another program that provides summer meals to needy children. Sponsors feed kids who qualify for free or reduced price lunch during the school year, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture reimburses sponsors. According […]

People on the Cheyenne River Reservation receive first aid and CPR training through Partnerships With Native Americans. (Courtesy of PWNA)

‘Always in emergency mode’: Tribe partners with national groups on food security, disaster prep

BY: - April 24, 2023

About 90 inmates at the Roberts County Jail in northeastern South Dakota didn’t have food in mid-December this winter. The jail relies on weekly truck deliveries from over 50 miles away, but back-to-back blizzards dropped roughly 18 inches of snow on the region, closed the interstate and left kitchen staff stranded in their homes. “Any […]