Mission and Vision
Name:Feeding South Dakota
- Hungry People in South Dakota
- Matt Gassen: Executive Director
- Miranda Ochocki: Executive Services Coordinator
- Jim Dawson: Eastern Operations Manager
- Dave Otteman: Financial Assistant
- Kerri DeGraff: Development Director
- Jennifer Stensaas: Fund Development Associate
- Allison Struck: BackPack Program Coordinator
- Steve Rohwedder: Warehouse Manager
- Jon Schoen: Agency Relations/Warehouse
- Lori Gerads: Warehouse Staff
- Daniel Lee: Route Driver
- Randy Sturm: Route Driver
- Partners: In our battle against hunger in this state, Feeding South Dakota faces more challenges than simply feeding hungry people.
We would never have a chance of eliminating hunger in South Dakota if it were not for the outstanding contributions of our
various in-kind partners, and we sincerely appreciate all they do for us at Feeding South Dakota.
- Bibbs Inc.: Partner - Donates all trucking from the Minneapolis area and gives a good deal to haul freight to NAHA (one of our organizations
in Rapid City) from Minneapolis. Bibbs saves us over $4,000 a year in freight charges.
- Dakotaland: Partner - Dakotaland consistently gives us excellent service, gives us great mileage rates, donates a trailer to use for storage,
and works hard to cover our loads. They have taken freight from the Sioux Falls Food Bank to the Rapid City Food Bank for
the bargain rate they charge for backhauls.
- Dizco: Partner - Donates transportation of a truckload of products to Fairfax, SD for a mass distribution there, usually 3-4 times
per year. They also donate the use of 2 trucks during the National Association of Letter Carriers food drive for the post
office to load and take to the Sioux Falls Food Pantry every year.
- John Morrell: Partner - Donated over 300,000 pounds of meat products in 2005. Donates trucking when they have trucks available, usually
around $1,000 worth each year.
- K&J Trucking: Partner - Donates 6 truckloads per year from Sioux Falls to Rapid City. Since most of our freight comes to Sioux Falls, this
helps the Rapid City Food Bank get their share. K&J donated two refer trailers to us and the use of a smaller straight truck
for deliveries at times. They service our refers and keep them in good repair, allow staff to drive some loads to organizations,
and we pay for only the fuel. Our staff calls upon K&J Trucking's staff for their expertise. They will haul freight from anywhere
they are if a truck is available for a fantastic price.
- Midwest Coast Transport: Partner - Donates the trucking of 2 truckloads from anywhere in the US to Sioux Falls, usually saving us around $3000. If
we have a location that is particularly difficult for most trucking companies to haul from for us, MCT is usually able to
do it. They give us an excellent mileage rate as well.
- Nash Finch: Partner - Donated over 310,000 pounds of groceries in in the past. They also store frozen and dry product for us. If product
comes in on slip sheets, Nash Finch also unloads the product onto pallets for us. Their people have offered expertise many
times when we have called on them for it.
- Nordica: Partner - Has donated storage of dry products and perishable items for us, and gives us a great rate on storage.
- Parker Transfer and Storage: Partner - We usually have at least one truckload of dry product stored at Parker at no cost to us.
- Smurfit-Stone Container: Partner - Has donated countless boxes to us for several years now.
- StarMark: Partner - Has donated trucking since 1995. When they deliver cabinets, they offer to bring back to Sioux Falls loads from
as far away as New Mexico and Ohio. StarMark donated the cabinets for the office area and kitchen at the Food Bank and has
allowed us to store products in their trailers.