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Dalton Wangerin, of Mitchell, stocks canned goods in the food pantry at the Mitchell Salvation Army recently. The pantry serves about 600 people per month. (Sean Ryan/Republic)

Food insecurity affects 1 in 8 South Dakotans

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By Heidi Martilla-Losure

Dakotafire Media

Are there hungry people in your community?


Yes, the numbers say. One in 13 people in North Dakota, and one in eight in South Dakota, are food insecure — meaning they often wonder where their next meal is going to come from.

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