Black Hills Pioneer
The Spearfish Community Food Pantry presented its 2015 annual report to the Spearfish City Council, showing that during the year, the pantry serves an average of 270 families a month, or around 650 people.
“They do a wonderful job there,” Councilman Doug Schmidt said during the Legal, Finance, and Public Safety meeting Dec. 15.
The Pantry provides nutritional assistance to individuals and families in Spearfish and St. Onge. There are no paid employees, volunteers from area churches staff the pantry.
The pantry relies on food donations and financial assistance from churches,service clubs, Boy Scouts, individuals, and local grocery stores donate food on a weekly basis. The pantry also averages $3000 per month in food purchases (perishable items and needed items not donated).
Donations of non-perishable food items and financial contributions allow the Spearfish Community Food Pantry to continue to serve the hungry in our area.
The Pantry Board would like to thank the community, churches and volunteers for the support they've received during the 2015 year.