Whether you’re eating them, decorating them, or both, there is no denying it: eggs are an enormous part of the Easter season. Dakota Layers is proud to provide South Dakota families with safe and nutritious eggs.
Since 2008, Feeding South Dakota has relied heavily on donated eggs from Dakota Layers to help serve quality protein to hungry families. “Protein is probably the most difficult nutritious product for us to get our hands on and so much of it has to do with just the fact that most protein is perishable,” said Matt Gassen, CEO, Feeding South Dakota.
For the third consecutive year, Dakota Layers partnered with South Dakota State University Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams. For every free throw made in Frost Arena, Dakota Layers donated a dozen eggs to Feeding South Dakota. This year, 464 free throws were made and because of their giving nature, Dakota Layers increased their total donation to 555 dozen or 6,660 eggs. This donation will provide one dozen eggs to 555 families just in time for Easter. “We are so happy to help make a difference in fighting hunger in South Dakota,” stated Jason Ramsdell, General Manager, Dakota Layers. But the donation didn’t stop there. Dakota Layers decided to donate an additional 3,240 dozen of eggs. These additional eggs will be distributed across the state and served to those in need through Feeding South Dakotas’ distribution centers in Sioux Falls, Pierre and Rapid City!
The donation took place on Monday, April 15th. Since 2008 when the partnership between Dakota Layers and Feeding South Dakota began, there has been a total of 51,791 dozen eggs donated!