Thousands Go Hungry In South Dakota [VIDEO]
While gathering interviews at Friday''s Faith Temple Food Giveaway, I had an opportunity to talk with Matt Gasson, the Executive Director of Feeding South Dakota. I captured the interview on video.
Matt says hunger is a reality in every South Dakota community. "When you look at the hunger numbers, we know that in our state over a hundred thousand individuals are in need of food. Many of them are children---in fact more than 36,000 children."
So, what's the answer? "There are lots of answers---why are people struggling to make ends meet? There are many different reasons why that is. I think the solution to hunger is just as complicated. For some it's a matter of being unemployed and for others, it's not making enough to support a family. A lot of it can be contributed to major medical conditions---medical bills that put people in severe financial crisis."
The good news is this: on going projects like the weekly Faith Temple Food Giveaways are helping hundreds of families throughout the community! And let's not forget Feeding South Dakota. It's a fact---Feeding South Dakota provides emergency food assistance for an estimated 100,000 people every year!