Hubbard Feeds sponsors prime time gala: A cattlemen’s fundraiser for feeding South Dakota families

Farm Forum

MANKATO, Minn. — Hubbard Feeds, the leading provider of researched-based, animal nutrition products, has announced its Sponsorship of the Prime Time Gala, a Cattlemen’s Fundraiser for Feeding South Dakota families — with specific emphasis on securing protein to distribute to those in need.

The South Dakota Cattlemen’s Foundation first Prime Time Gala is scheduled for June 14, 2014, in Sioux Falls, S.D. The Gala will include two separate events at the Sioux Falls Convention Center – an upscale beef banquet dinner and a can’t-miss concert featuring multi-platinum Country artist Gary Allan and Country up-and-comer Brett Eldredge. Proceeds from the Gala will benefit Feeding South Dakota, a hunger relief organization working to eliminate hunger in the state.

Hubbard Feeds joins industry partners Paulsen Marketing, Elanco and Zoetis in helping the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Foundation raise awareness of the hunger problem that exists in South Dakota, and the need to provide more donated protein products to food insecure families. Of the approximately 12.5 million pounds of food, distributed by Feeding South Dakota to individuals and families in 2013, only 4 percent (or 536,774 pounds) was meat.

According to Feeding South Dakota:

• One out of every eight individuals in South Dakota is food insecure.

• Four South Dakota counties are in the top 10 U.S. counties with the highest poverty rates.

• Combined, the Sioux Falls and Rapid City pantries serve more than 90,000 people each year.

• To meet the hunger gap across South Dakota, Feeding South Dakota needs to provide an additional 16 million meals.

“The severity of the hunger problem in South Dakota is startling,” said Kevin Levi, General Manager, Western Business Unit Sales, Hubbard Feeds. “The collective support of Hubbard, sponsoring businesses and those attending the Prime Time Gala Beef Banquet and Concert will help ensure that more individuals and families in South Dakota struggling with food insecurity will have the essential protein they need.” To learn more about the Gala and how to order tickets, visit: