Baker’s Design sponsors food drive, Springs Food Market matches the donations
Wessington Springs florist Laura Baker partnered with the Springs Food Market to help stock the shelves at the Jerauld County Food Pantry with the 21st annual Caring Roses campaign, November 11-16.
Baker’s Design sold out 76 dozen roses in record time last week. Participants got a great deal on a dozen roses and were asked to donate two non-perishable items to the Food Pantry.
Springs Food Market owner Ryan Jensen matched the food items with a financial donation to help make this year’s campaign another successful one.
The 76 dozen roses brought a total of nearly 200 non-perishable food items to the local charity, something that Jensen is happy to help support.
“Participating in Caring Rose Week is an important tradition of giving back to the community,” he said said. “Roses and food for those who need it. It’s a win win.”
As part of a larger effort of florists across the central United States aimed at gathering nearly 40 tons of food for those in need, Baker’s Design participates annually in Caring Rose Week to help raise awareness and food donations for the Jerauld County Food Pantry.
Longtime Food Pantry volunteers Don and Marcella Andersen were on hand to accept the delivery of the food products. “We are so happy that Baker’s Design and Springs Food Market have chosen to support this worthwhile project,” Andersen said. “Local food donations can’t come at a better time with the holidays approaching. We served 32 families just last week and appreciate everyone’s support.”