Get Food/Programs

If you are in need of food, please stop by the Kingsbury County Food Pantry (221 Calumet Ave SW, De Smet, SD). We are open Tuesdays 1pm to 4pm.

Additional Area Programs

Feeding South Dakota Mobile Food Distributions

Feeding South Dakota's mission is to end hunger in South Dakota.

Next food distribution dates:

They are always the 4th Wednesday of the month unless it is posted on this website. (bad weather, holiday or some natural disaster)

De Smet - at 12pm to 1pm on Wilder Lane next to Washington City Park

Arlington - at 9am to 10am at the United Methodist Church

Lake Preston - at 10:30am to 11:30am at the United Methodist Church

We want to stress that we do not want anyone to get out of their vehicle. We will direct people when it is safe to pull forward. We will load the vehicle and send them on their way.

Once you are in line BEFORE you are directed to advance to the pick up zone. Open your own trunk or backseat. They will NOT load the front seat.

Also, (& this is unbelievable that I have to point this out) clean out your vehicle! They will not touch the items in your car. If there is no room, they will not load your vehicle. You will be directed to remove yourself from the line so you do not hold it up for others. You will have to go home, clean your trunk or backseat, and come back at the end of the line.

Senior Box Information

Would you like a senior box? It is a FREE box of food that you can pick up from the Feeding South Dakota Mobile Food Distribution in DeSmet on the 4th Wednesday of each month, or the Kingsbury County Food Pantry one of the following two Tuesdays if you are 60 or older and you meet the income guidelines.

To apply for the box, you must come to the Kingsbury County Food Pantry,or call Robyn. We will get an application for you to fill out & sign. If you qualify, you will be added to the Senior Box Program list. Once you're added to the list, simply go to the DeSmet Feeding SD food giveaway & when they are loading your car tell them you also get a senior box. If you miss the giveaway simply go to the Kingsbury County Food Pantry on one of the next two Tuesdays.

The senior box includes juice, cereal, veggies, fruit, a meat entree, rice, milk, peanut butter, oatmeal, and other items (even a 3 pound block of cheese). Best of all, it's free for those who qualify.

Robyn will work with you to answer any questions. It is a simple process.

For more information, call Robyn at the food pantry at 605-203-1993.

FREE Community Meal

There is a free community meal held on the 1st Tuesday of every month at the De Smet United Methodist Church (301 3rd St SW, De Smet, SD). For more information, contact the church at (605) 854-3149.

While we try to keep the information on this website current, please call to verify all information or stop by the food pantry to verify the details on this page.

If you have any questions, please give Robyn a call at 605-203-1993.

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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