Claims Associates Volunteered at Feeding SD, Packing Backpacks for Kids

Claims Associates Volunteered at Feeding SD, Packing Backpacks for Kids

This month the employees of Claims Associates banded together to volunteer for the Feeding South Dakota organization, and helped to pack backpacks for students in the Sioux Falls area. In case you’re not familiar with the Backpack program, it provides a backpack full of nutritional food to over 5,500 kids each weekend, who might otherwise go hungry. Together with a couple other groups, we packed 1500 backpacks in one hour! This couldn’t be accomplished if Feeding SD didn’t have such a great coordinator who has everything ready to go, and assembly lines ready to be filled by capable hands. It’s a well-tuned operation.

Claims Associates employees who were able to attend included:

· Nancy Almendinger

· Lynette DeJong

· Blake Dykstra

· Dan Eggers

· Kay Greve

· Jeff Jares

· Joe Jares

· Monica Kneip

· Amy Kvernmo

· Chad Moore

· Wendi Peterson

· Deb Whipple

· Deb Behrend

Many of these employees brought along family and friends as well.

“What a fun, quick way to be able to help others in our community” was heard several times after the event.

In addition to packing the backpacks, all employees worked together and donated non-perishable food items for a Food Drive for the Food Pantry, which had recently made a request as their shelves were becoming a bit bare, and the typical Food Drive season doesn’t really gear up til closer to the holidays.

For more information on Feeding South Dakota, and how you may be able to help, visit their website at



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