About Us

We would like to thank all the individuals, organizations, and businesses who have given food, monetary gifts, or volunteered to help. You are the reason we are able to continue to help feed the needy.

Just as Jesus comes to us in our need, regardless of our worthiness; and just as Jesus shows us mercy in the middle of the sinfulness of the world — we seek to proclaim that same good news to people who are caught up in a system or hardship that makes even putting food on the table a challenge.

It is the mission of this ministry to proclaim the mercy and justice of Jesus, through helping the hungry in Kingsbury County.

If you have any questions about the Kingsbury County Food Pantry, please contact us. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

A Little History

  • Food pantry was located in the Kingsbury County Court House until 2006.
  • Then it moved to the basement of the DeSmet American Lutheran Church and changed hands from ICAP (a govt program) to the ministerial association.
  • In 2011 Robyn became the Coordinator
  • In early 2014 it was moved to a handicap location (for the first time) 115 Calumet Ave.
  • In May of 2017 we moved to our current location at 221 Calumet Ave SW.

Board of Directors

Sandie Lee, Board Chair
Lynn Beck, Treasurer
Denae Ward, Secretary
Tom Halverson, Vice President
Curt Bau
Rick Sachen
Barb Sachen
Pastor Jim Millman, Advisory
Father Richard Baumberger, Advisory
Pastor Jonathan Dolan, Advisory
Robyn Flickinger, Non-Voting / Advisory

Our Board Chair, Pastor Kris Larson, has retired and we would like to say thank you for his service to the Kingsbury County Food Pantry.

Food Pantry Volunteers

Robyn Flickinger, Coordinator
Lynn Beck
Glenda Haines
Helen Janish
Marlene Somson
Carolee Penner

Food Pantry Hours/Contact Info

We are open Tuesdays 1pm to 4pm.

The pantry will be closed on any holiday that falls on Tuesday this year. It will also be closed any time the weather is bad enough that the De Smet school is closed.

Kingsbury County Food Pantry
221 Calumet Ave SW
PO Box 202
De Smet, SD 57231
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Phone: 605-203-1993

For informaton on additional programs, please see our "get food" page.

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