RAPID CITY, S.D. (Jan. 3, 2016) – Several student groups from the South Dakota
School of Mines & Technology will step up to serve as volunteers on the
annual Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Volunteers will collect food and cash
donations at local grocery stores, joining hundreds of thousands of Americans
across the country in volunteer service.
The seventh annual food drive will be from 4-6:30 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 16. Volunteers will be at the following locations: All Rapid City
Family Thrift locations, Prairie Market, Fresh Start Neighborhood Market, both
Rapid City Safeway locations, Save-A-Lot and both Walmart locations.
Checks can be made out to Feeding South Dakota. Cash
donations will help purchase food for the SD Mines student food pantry.
The annual event honors Dr. King’s legacy and is an
opportunity for Rapid City residents to renew their own personal vows of
citizenship through service to others. Last year, 100 students collected 2,244
lbs. of food and raised over $650.
Student organizations participating are SD Mines Rotaract
Club, Circle K International, NSBE, Delta Sigma Phi, Triangle, Student
Association Senate, Lambda Chi Alpha, Society of Physics Students, Hardrocker
Dance Team, Future Health Science Professionals Club, Biomedical Engineering
Society and LEAP. The Professional Development Institute on campus will help
weigh food, and CAMP will help load food onto the Feeding South Dakota truck.