Lynne A. Valenti
Cabinet Secretary

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March 19, 2009

South Dakota to receive $485,000 for Senior Nutrition from stimulus package

PIERRE, S.D. South Dakota will receive $485,000 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support senior nutrition programs in the state. Of that, two-thirds will be used to support congregate meal services and the remaining one-third will be used to support home-delivered meals.

“The Department of Social Services is working intently to develop a plan to implement the funding and ensure more meals are provided to older adults across the state,” said Deb Bowman, Secretary of the Department of Social Services. “Senior nutrition programs provide older adults with nutritious meals to help them lead longer, healthier lives.”

The Department of Social Services works with nutrition providers throughout South Dakota to provide affordable, nutritious meals for older adults. The program also offers seniors an opportunity to socialize and meet others, either in a group setting or in their own home. Many seniors in South Dakota rely on the Nutrition Program to help meet their dietary needs to stay healthy and active.

People interested in learning more about the Senior Nutrition Program are encouraged to contact their local Department of Social Services office or visit, or contact a provider in their area:

  • Area IV Senior Citizens Planning Council (Aberdeen): 605-229-4741
  • Bennett County Senior Center (Martin): 605-685-6642
  • Senior Citizens Services (Sioux Falls): 605-336-6722
  • Huron Area Senior Center: 605-352-6091
  • Inter-Lakes Community Action Partnership (Brookings): 605-692-6391
  • City of Mitchell: 605-995-8439
  • Spearfish/Sturgis Nutrition: 605-642-6613
  • Rural Office of Community Service (Lake Andes): 605-487-7635
  • Miller Nutrition Project: 605-853-2869
  • Western South Dakota Senior Services (Rapid City): 605-394-6002
  • Yankton Area Senior Citizens: 605-665-1055