Rapid City Collective Impact celebrates $14,000 in grants for non-profits to end food insecurity

Published: Jul. 30, 2018 at 5:30 PM MDT
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Rapid City Collective Impact celebrated its food security oversight committee Monday afternoon.

.The group consists of The Club for Boys, Youth & Family Services, Community Health Center of the Black Hills, Fork Real Community Cafe and The Bethel Assembly of God Church.

The organizations were together awarded $14,000 in grants from the Black Hills Area Community foundation.

The grants will help provide nutrition in 13 areas throughout the city, as well as food to people after hours, on the weekends, during extended holidays and over the summer.

The group also aims to provide families with knowledge about nutritious and healthy food options.

"It's very gratifying to know that the dollars are being used for good things. It's gratifying to know that the non-profits are learning from each other and working together in order to better feel gaps and really understand the role of every non-profit in Rapid City," said Liz Hamburg, executive director of the Black Hills Area Community Foundation.

Hamburg says the conversation between all of the organizations involved started back in 2016 and she is confident that projects like this will one day lead to success in battling food insecurity.