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Vermillion Food Pantry Hours

Vermillion Food Pantry provides one week of supplemental food,
based on household size, once-a-month to those in need
in Clay County, South Dakota.

Monday: 10am - 12pm
Tuesday: 5pm - 7pm
Wednesday: 2pm - 4:30pm

Thursday: 5pm - 7pm
Friday: 2pm - 4:30pm 

Vermillion Food Pantry accepts non-perishable and fresh food items

Monday-Friday 9am-noon and 1pm-4pm in our location at the Community Connection Center, 9 Court Street, Vermillion, SD.

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Vermillion Food Pantry

At Vermillion Food Pantry, we’re raising funds and promoting initiatives to support Clay County residents in need with supplemental food and household items.

The Vermillion Food Pantry is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation that strives to relieve hunger and increase self-sufficiency for those in need in Clay County.

The Vermillion Food Pantry is located in the Community Connections Center at 9 Court Street in downtown Vermillion, SD.

If you are in need, or if you are interested in supporting our community, please contact us at (605) 658-0118.

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What We Do

Mission Statement

Vermillion Food Pantry is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation that strives to relieve hunger and increase self-sufficiency for those in need in Clay County, SD.


Our Goals

The Vermillion Food Pantry (1) coordinates access to food and other supplies at a time of critical need, and (2) provides 7-10 days worth of supplies to low-income or moderate-income individuals and families of Clay County, South Dakota, regardless of race, sex, age, or religious creed.

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The Vermillion Food Pantry was founded in 1984. A humble but hearty operation at Vermillion’s Trinity Lutheran Church, the Pantry included one volunteer who filled bags with groceries and another who handed them out to the 34 guests who used the Pantry in 1984.

In 1998, the VFP became a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation and has grown throughout the years. In 2021, the VFP provided food to over 8,000 Clay County, South Dakota neighbors.

The Vermillion Food Pantry is a client-choice pantry in a grocery store setting. Guests can choose foods for themselves and their families that fit their health and nutrition needs.

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Fighting Poverty

One of our goals is to ensure that the most vulnerable and at-risk groups in the greater Vermillion area are safe and have their basic needs taken care of. With your generous donations and volunteering efforts, you have the capacity to help us in our endeavour of Fighting Poverty. Contact us to learn more.

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Vermillion Public Transit


Hours of Bus Operation

Monday - Friday: 7:30am – 9pm
Saturday: Noon-7pm
Sunday: 9am-1pm

Vermillion Public Transit provides affordable transportation options throughout Vermillion and the surrounding area, including to and from Vermillion Food Pantry.

To schedule a ride, call 605-624-RIDE at least 24 hours in advance. For more info, visit Vermillion Public Transit.

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