The KOTA Care and Share Food Drive usually nets about 65,000 pounds on this, the second Saturday in December. Of that, the lion’s share is collected in Rapid City; about 35,000 pounds.
Helene Duhamel, the KOTA Care and Share director, hopes to beat that this year. “Food prices have skyrocketed and there’s more need for food than ever,” Duhamel said.
So far this year; before weighing today’s take, the drive has collected 95,731 pounds. The goal is to reach 150,000 pounds. Care and Share has also taken in $67,894 in cash donations; with a goal of $80,000.
Update: Rapid City donated 31,331 pounds Saturday
The food drive is now in its 28th year.