RAPID CITY, S.D. - Once summer vacation hits, some Rapid City students are not only losing meals that schools provide, but also knowledge, such as reading skills. United Way of the Black Hills and Teen Up found a way to bring the fight to both fronts.
The two volunteer organizations along with South Dakota State University Extension and Rapid City Area Schools created the Feeding and Reading program.
The program follows the district's mobile food truck on Thursdays. Not only is nutritional food served, but the children are reading and getting involved in physical fun.
Kids today said they love reading, even in the summer, and are excited about this new program.