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The Hayes Heart for Hunger AwardTM was created in honor of the Hayes family for starting the Faith Temple Food Giveaway in 2009. This award recognizes others who are making a difference in South Dakota to fight food insecurity.


This award is given out in May of each year

to any individual or group who:

  • Actively fights hunger and food insecurity in South Dakota.

  • Personally takes a hands on approach and is actively "in the trenches" as they fight hunger.

  • Educates the community and stakeholders about available resources within their communities.

Recipients of the

Hayes Heart for Hunger AwardTM

2021 | ANNOUNCED MAY 2021

The deadline for nominations is April 15, 2021

The sponsors and selection committee of the Hayes Heart of Hunger AwardTM are independent of the Faith Temple Food Giveaway.

All funds and prizes are privately funded. No funds or money donated to the FT Food Giveaway are used for this award.

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