Canned Food Drive Kicks Off 2015Posted Dec 29, 2014 Posted in Dental Health, News
Take on Hunger and Your Dental Health
Sensational Smiles is honored to hold our 4th annual Canned Food Drive this January! Take on Hunger & Your Dental Health as our Doctors +Jeff Feiock +Adam Swingdorf & Mark Berdahl will pay you $1 per can of donated food brought into our office, up to $500. These dollars will be applied to your Sensational Smiles account for treatment scheduled during January or the next available appointment. The dollars can also be put towards an existing balance. This is a great opportunity to obtain some extra funds for your needed dental treatment while helping our community. At the end of January, all donations will go to Feeding South Dakota to be distributed to local shelters, soup kitchens and pantries.
Last year our patients set a record, bringing in just shy of 4000 cans of food. Our goal is to beat 2014’s total 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 did not know where their next meal would come from. That is one out of eight people! When meals are uncertain, poor nutrition is likely and with that can come a multitude of health problems, including tooth decay. Feeding South Dakota is our state’s only food bank. They distributed food from donors/partners to agencies where food is distributed to those in need. 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 us participating in Canned Food Drives, Feeding South Dakota gathers food and gets it from where it is, to where it needs to be.
Bring in Your Canned Food
Please bring canned food to our Sensational Smiles’ office at 6301 S. MN Ave. Suite 100 beginning Jan 1st. thru the 30th, 2015. The public is welcome to contribute to the drive; current and new patients will receive the reimbursement of $1 per can. Our schedule will fill up fast. We encourage you to take advantage of this great opportunity soon, to bless our community and receive dollars to use towards your dental treatment. We are really excited about this event and look forward to seeing you in the month of January.
*Please note: Canned Food (8oz or greater) is preferred. Small amounts of Dry Box Food will be gladly excepted, but not in quantities exceeding 15 items and we reserve the right to refuse to match any donation we deem inadequate or unfit.*