Warmhearted community raises over $36,000 for KOTA Care and Share

Hundreds of people drove through Rapid City to donate money or nonperishable food items to the Care and Share Food Drive. (KEVN)

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - On Friday morning, the 14th annual KOTA Care and Share Food Drive took place on St. Joseph Street in downtown Rapid City. Anyone who donated cash or a nonperishable food item received a white chocolate chip bagel along with a choice of drink between coffee or soda.

The grand total from the 2019 Bagel in the Street was $36,158.84, which is over $5,000 from last year's total donations! Church Response receives 100 percent of the funds and donated nonperishable food items for its pantry. 960 pounds of food was also collected on Friday.

Individual donations was $12,197.42. An anonymous donor matched the individual donations at $12,197.42. Corporate Challenge donated $5882.00, and RPM Companies matched the Corporate Challenge donations at $5882.00.

A special thank you to these businesses who donated to our corporate challenge.

Corporate Challenge Donors:

-Westjet AirCenter
-Plane Training
-Black Hills Regional Job Fair
-Hani Shafai - Dream Design International
-Black Hills Federal Credit Union Employees
-Abourezk & Garcia
-Pennington County Bar Association
-W.D. Masonry & Concrete
-Siemonsma Construction
-Affordable Adventures
-Al's D & I Repair