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Ardis Townsend Challenge
May 1 @ 8:00 AM - May 27 @ 5:00 PM
Nine or our local financial institutions are pitching in to make the 2019 Ardis Townsend Challenge a success. We need your help to fight hunger in our community. For every pound of food and for every dollar donated to the Pierre/Fort Pierre food pantry or to the backpack program now until May 27th. The following banks have agreed to provide matching funds up to $500: American Band and Trust, BankWest, Black Hills Federal Credit Union, Dakota Prairie Bank, First Dakota National Bank, First National Bank, Oahe Federal Credit Union, Farm Credit Services of America, and US Bank. The 5th Annual Ardis Townsend challenge is truly a special event. Through efforts set in motion by Mrs. Townsend 45 years ago, the food pantry now has a permanent location. Pierre area referral service offices will move into the same building as the pantry later this summer. Please help and support our backpack program and help to fill our local food pantry in its new location. If you would like to donate, please make checks payable to Pierre Area Referral Service (identify donation as Ardis Townsend Challenge) send or drop off to 2520 E Franklin, Pierre SD 57501. Please contact our office at 224-8731 to best schedule a check-in to donate your food items.