Sioux Falls Dentistry Holds Food DrivePosted Dec 28, 2015 in News
Take on Hunger and Your Dental Health at Your Sioux Falls Dentistry
Our Dentists are delighted to announce we will be kicking off 2016 with our 5th annual Canned Food Drive this coming January! Take on hunger & your dental health as Doctors Mark Berdahl, +Jeff Feiock & +Adam Swingdorf will pay you $1 of credit for each donated can brought into our office, up to 500 cans (1000 can limit per family). These dollars will be applied to your Sensational Smiles account for treatment scheduled during January or the next available appointment. This is a great opportunity to obtain some extra funds for your needed dental treatment while helping your neighbors. At the end of January, all donations will go to Feeding South Dakota to be distributed to local shelters, soup kitchens and pantries.
Hunger is Real in South Dakota
In 2015 our patients broke all our records, bringing in 5,500 cans of food. Our Doctors and team feel holding this event is important because hunger is a very real thing in South Dakota. According to Feeding South Dakota’s 2012 Map the Meal Gap, over 100,000 individuals in our own state were unsure where their next meal would come from. That is one eighth of South Dakota’s population! When meals are uncertain, poor nutrition is more likely, causing a multitude of health problems, including tooth decay and even tooth loss.
Feeding South Dakota’s Role
Feeding South Dakota is South Dakota’s only food bank. They distributed food from donors/partners to agencies where food is then distributed to those in need of it. Seventy-seven percent of the shelters, soup kitchens and pantries Feeding South Dakota supplies food to, report they would have a much harder time facilitating their food programs if Feeding South Dakota were not there. Transportation of food is one of the largest burdens for agencies, especially in rural communities. With the help of people like you and our practice participating in Canned Food Drives, Feeding South Dakota is able to gathers food and gets it from where it is, to where it needs to be.
What You Need To know
Please bring canned food to our Sioux Falls Dentistry Sensational Smiles’ office at 6301 S. MN Ave. Suite 100 beginning Jan 1st. thru the 29th, 2016. The public is welcome to contribute to the drive. Current and new patients will receive the reimbursement of $1 per can up to 500 cans (1000 cans per family). Our schedule will fill up fast. We encourage you to take advantage of this great opportunity to bless the people of our community while receive dollars to use towards your dental treatment. Our team looks forward to seeing you in the month of January as the Canned Goods are rolling in.
*Please note: Canned Food (8oz or greater) is required. Small amounts of Dry Box Food will be gladly excepted, but not in quantities exceeding 10 items. We reserve the right to refuse to match any donation we deem inadequate, unfit or outside of specified event limits.*