Food pantry campaign update

An onslaught of generous holiday giving has bolstered community contributions for the new Spearfish Community Food Pantry.

Having lost their lease earlier this year for their long-time location on South Colorado Boulevard, the pantry had been exploring possible new locations. Late in the year, discussions with the City of Spearfish resulted in a tentative agreement to move the facility to the Spearfish Aquatics and Recreation Center on North Main Street.

Individual and organizational contributions now total $20,500 toward the goal of $45,000 for necessary renovation, shelving, and other improvements required at the new location.

Once an agreement with the city is finalized and remodeling is completed, the pantry hopes to open the new facility in early 2010. Until that time, the Spearfish Community Food Pantry is operating out of the RamVac building, located across the street from the Walmart store in south Spearfish.