Mines News

Release Date Tuesday, January 3, 2017

SD Mines Mobilizes Area Residents to Serve on MLK Jr. Holiday

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.


About SD Mines  

Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,654 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $61,300. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat

Contact: Dani Mason, (605) 394-2554, danielle.mason@sdsmt.edu