Speaker Date Topic
The True Picture of Food Insecurity in Sioux Falls May 17, 2021 11:30 AM

As Sioux Falls and surrounding schools transition to summer break, many children and families face a hidden challenge – food insecurity.  Currently 43% of the state’s school-aged children qualify for free and reduced meals.  The May 17 program will take a deep dive into the truths about our community’s food insecurities from panelists Matt Gassen of Feeding South Dakota, Josh Hayes with Faith Temple Food Giveaway, and Michelle Erpenbach from Sioux Falls Thrive.  Topics will include better understanding what it means to be food insecure, the impact of hunger on children and families, and how Sioux Falls is feeding those most in need.

The presentation, at the club’s regular weekly meeting, will be held at the Holiday Inn City Centre, Sioux Falls and will begin about noon. All Downtown Sioux Falls Rotary Club programs are open only to Rotarians and their guests. Please use this link to reserve your lunch that will be available beginning at 11:30 am. You can eat during the meeting or take it with you after.

Face masks will be strongly encouraged for all attending. Distancing protocols will be followed.

All programs are recorded and streamed live on Facebook & YouTube. Local media are invited to attend to record the session. We will continue to stream our meetings live so you can watch them from your home or office. Attendance is optional.

If you do not feel well, or have been exposed to Covid, we ask that you stay home and join us online.


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NO MEETING--Memorial Day May 31, 2021

We will not host a meeting on Memorial Day. Please take time to remember those who bravely served our country and made the ultimate sacrifice.

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