April 9, 2020
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—These are hard times for people who’ve lost jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
How to make the rent or mortgage payment, and put food on the table have suddenly become very challenging for some.
But a family-owned and operated egg farm six miles north of Flandreau is doing its part to bridge the gap during these hard times.
Dakota Layers has pledged to donate 36,000 dozen eggs, or 432,000 eggs in total, over the next ten days to families in need across South Dakota.
Dakota Layers General Manager Jason Ramsdell says, “this year, families more than ever are struggling. We’re happy to help those in need with such a great source of protein. We’re so thankful to help fight hunger across the state especially during these unprecedented times.”
The eggs will go to Feeding South Dakota distribution centers in Sioux Falls, Pierre and Rapid City.
Dakota Layers started business in 1999. They now produce about 100,000 dozen eggs every day from the 1.35 million hens housed at the farm. More than 70 people are employed there.