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Dairy farmers invite public to Phil Vassar concert to benefit Feeding South Dakota
By From staff reports

March 15. 2013 10:34AM
Local dairy farm families are again inviting people to join them at a special performance by a nationally-known country music artist to help provide nutritious dairy foods to South Dakotans in need.

Their offer? Donate $10 to Feeding South Dakota and receive a concert pass to see Phil Vassar perform on March 26. Donations will be used to purchase dairy foods to stock food banks across the state.

In 2012, the Be Our Guest concert event raised more than $12,000 to purchase dairy foods for Feeding South Dakota.

Donations are being accepted now at First Bank & Trust locations in Sioux Falls and Canton, Lewis Drug Store locations in Sioux Falls, Brandon, Brookings, Huron and Madison, and Hy-Vee stores in Sioux Falls.

Donations will also be accepted at a special event on Saturday, March 16, at the Lewis Drug location at 41st and Minnesota in Sioux Falls. Representatives of Feeding South Dakota and area dairy farmers will accept donations. A similar event in February raised $750 for Feeding South Dakota.

Feeding South Dakota ( is a hunger relief organization that serves approximately 460 nonprofit hunger relief and emergency food distribution agencies throughout the state. These agencies received more than 12.5 million pounds of food and grocery items from Feeding South Dakota in 2012, providing over 10 million meals to hungry individuals in need. Feeding South Dakota now operates distribution centers in Sioux Falls, Pierre and Rapid City, and food pantries in Sioux Falls and Rapid City.

Dairy foods help make healthy eating easy. Three daily servings of dairy – milk, cheese or yogurt – provide excellent nutrition, value and taste.  Few foods deliver dairy’s powerhouse of nutrients in such an affordable, appealing and convenient way.  You can find dairy recipes, nutrition information and more information on dairy farm families at

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