Serving Our Neighbors in Need
What Is Necessities for Neighbors?
Necessities for Neighbors is our local outreach program to help our neighbors in need. The program was started around seven years ago when we discovered that there are certain basic necessities that people cannot buy with Food Stamps (known today as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP). Each month, we distribute toilet paper, laundry detergent, feminine hygiene products, and diapers to over 300 local families.
When Is Necessities for Neighbors?
Distributions are the first Sunday of each month, doors are open from 3-4pm.
*If you are coming to receive necessities, please have an ID and something with your current address on it.*
Interested in Helping?
- Bring toilet paper or feminine hygiene products
- Provide cash donations
- Volunteer for Saturday morning set up at 9am the day before distribution
- Volunteer at the Sunday afternoon distribution – roles include greeters, registration, personal shoppers, and product specialists
Congregations in the Sioux Falls area can participate by collecting Necessities items and helping at a distribution. If your congregation would like to participate, Contact Jackie Bailey (email@example.com or 361-3683) or Pastor Jonathan Vehar (firstname.lastname@example.org or 361-3683).
Who Can volunteer?
Everyone is welcome to be a part of Necessities for Neighbors, including families with children.
KELOland offered a story on Necessities for Neighbors on March 24, 2017:
This video shows how your church can join in this ministry: