Dakota Layers donated 6,480 eggs to Feeding South Dakota as the result of a partnership with South Dakota State University Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams. The company committed to donate one dozen eggs for every free throw made in Frost Arena this past basketball season.
This year, 462 free throws were made, including the WNIT games. To show their continued support in the fight against hunger, Dakota Layers increased their total donation to 540 dozen or 6,480 eggs.
“Eggs are a good source of protein and a valuable nutritional product,” said Jason Ramsdell General Manager of Dakota Layers. “We are proud of our continued partnership with SDSU which incorporates fun and team spirit as a way to ultimately give back to our communities across South Dakota.”
Dakota Layers is a family-owned egg farm located just outside of Flandreau, SD. In addition to the SDSU Athletics partnership donation, they are an on-going supporter of Feeding South Dakota and have donated over 5 million eggs to the organization since 2008.
“These eggs are donated to our community members through our Mobile Distributions that take place across the state,” shared Lori Dykstra, CEO of Feeding South Dakota. “The generosity of Dakota Layers ensures that what we are able to provide healthy foods to people who may not always to have access to them. We are grateful for donations like this that help us in the fight to end hunger in our state.”
This donation was made to Feeding South Dakota’s Sioux Falls Distribution Center on Tuesday, April 19.