Monetary donations poured in to the BHACF website during “Singing for Their Supper” and for several days following the April 18th fundraiser.
“I was amazed at the response and the generosity of our viewers in KOTA Territory!” Chief Meteorologist and KOTA Care & Share Food Drive Director Mike Modrick said.
Modrick is also a member of Collective Impact’s Food Security Oversight Committee, which began meeting regularly in 2017 to identify the overall food security challenges that exist within Rapid City and develop community-wide solutions. This “big picture” strategy has proven especially useful during the COVID-19 crisis, as BHACF and others work together to determine how food resources can be best utilized.
“The virtual food drive, ‘Singing for their Supper,’ was a wonderful event,” BHACF Executive Director Liz Hamburg said. “The awareness and visibility of this program brings the national conversation about food resources to our own Black Hills communities. We are grateful to have our Collective Impact Food Security infrastructure in place to respond to our area’s food needs.”
Between March and April, BHACF distributed nearly $100,000 to support area agencies on the front lines of keeping people fed. KOTA’s fundraiser provided a nice boost to the Food Security Fund, which will distribute about $76,000 more this month to numerous West River organizations offering food relief during these trying times.