The South Dakota Trust Association has made a $14,500 grant from their “Trust for the Future Fund” held at the South Dakota Community Foundation to Feeding South Dakota.
The association members recognized the increased need for food assistance during the pandemic and responded with gifts to assist Feeding South Dakota in their efforts across the state.
Stephanie Judson, SDCF President and CEO of the South Dakota Community Foundation, said, “We are honored to partner with the Trust for the Future Fund in providing financial support to Feeding South Dakota. There has been a sharp increase in the number of families facing food insecurity as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, and we are grateful that SDTA members stepped up to help address this need.”
The state of South Dakota has created a business-friendly environment that allows the trust industry to thrive. In a spirit of gratitude and community engagement, members are encouraged to consider sharing a measure of their success with all South Dakotans through contributions to the Trust for the Future Fund and by engaging in volunteer opportunities.
The focus of the fund has been centered on food security for children and youth, including previous support to Feeding South Dakota for their backpack program which provides at-risk children with nutritious, easy-to-prepare foods during weekends and holidays when school is not in session.
Matt Gassen, CEO of Feeding South Dakota, said, “We are so grateful to the South Dakota Trust Association for their tremendous support that will help to provide over 1,400 families with the gift of food and hope during these very challenging times.”
SDTA serves as the professional and trade association for South Dakota’s fiduciary services and trust industry by promoting, educating and supporting professionals and organizations involved in the trust industry in South Dakota. There are currently 50 organizations who are members.