Dairy Farmers Invite Public to "Be Our Guest" at Sawyer Brown Concert to Benefit Feeding South Dakota

Posted: 2/17/2012

Donate $10 to Feeding South Dakota and receive a concert ticket

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Local dairy farm families invite people to enjoy a special performance by country music artist Sawyer Brown to help provide nutritious dairy foods to South Dakotans in need.  Their offer?  Donate $10 to Feeding South Dakota, and receive a ticket to the Sawyer Brown concert on March 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sioux Falls Arena.  Feeding South Dakota will use donations to purchase dairy foods to stock food banks across the state. 

Donations will be accepted starting February 18 at First Bank & Trust locations in Sioux Falls and Canton, Lewis Drug Store locations in Sioux Falls, Brandon, Brookings, Huron and Madison, and HyVee stores in Sioux Falls.  Concert tickets are limited and are only available through a donation to Feeding South Dakota.

To kick off donations, Midwest Dairy Association hosted a special event at the Sioux Empire Mall in Sioux Falls on Saturday, Feb. 18.  Area dairy farm families and representatives from Feeding South Dakota accepted donations and distributed tickets to the concert. 

Feeding South Dakota (feeding southdakota.org) is a hunger relief organization that serves approximately 500 hunger relief and emergency food distribution sites throughout the state.  These agencies received more than 12 million pounds of food and grocery items from Feeding South Dakota in 2011.  Feeding South Dakota now operates distribution centers in Sioux Falls, Pierre, and Rapid City and food pantries in Sioux Falls and Rapid City.  

Milk provides a unique package of nine essential nutrients, and dairy foods are a substantial contributor of many nutrients that are important for good health. Dairy’s importance in building strong bones and maintaining a healthy weight has been reaffirmed in the Surgeon General’s Report on Bone Health, the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and MyPlate.  All recommend eating three servings of low-fat or fat-free milk, cheese or yogurt daily for optimum health.


Editor’s Note: A PDF of this item can be downloaded at midwestdairy.com.

Midwest Dairy Association is a non-profit organization funded by dairy farmers to build demand for dairy products through integrated marketing, nutrition education and research. Midwest Dairy is funded by checkoff dollars from dairy farmers in a 10-state region, including Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. For more information, visit www.midwestdairy.com. Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook at Midwest Dairy.


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