4 The Kids SD

A local organization is approaching their two year anniversary of helping to make sure that every child in Codington, Hamlin and Clark Counties have a lunch to eat during school every day.  “4 the Kids SD” will hit their two year anniversary mark on March 1st of this year.  Founder Heather Pagel said the organization was founded after it was brought her attention that a student didn’t have money to pay for lunch and had to eat an alternative lunch given by the school. 

The student was embarrassed and because of that refused to eat.  Pagel said she began working with School officials and successfully got the policy changed so that doesn’t happen again. Now every student eats the same lunch regardless of their ability to pay. Pagel says that is where “4 The Kids SD” comes in to help…..

Pagel says “4 the Kids SD” receives their funding through grants.  They have recently received a grant from the Watertown Community Foundation... 

Businesses are also helping with the effort...

 If you would like more information on the “4 the Kids Program” you can contact them of Facebook or by calling Heather at (605) 680-0488.