Happy Tuesday! Megan here.

I know I said I'd only be in your inbox once this week, but I also know if you're anything like me, you were already in "long weekend mode" when Friday's email hit.

That said, I wanted to remind you about the Sioux Falls Simplified and Startup Sioux Falls food drive happening this week at the Startup Sioux Falls building downtown.

Why a food drive?

You may have seen this story last week, but the tl;dr version is that Feeding South Dakota is seeing fewer donations and higher need.

It seemed like a no brainer to make donating nice and simple for you.

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The food drive will run from Tuesday, Sept. 5 to Friday, Sept. 8.

  • Or, if you're a Startup Sioux Falls co-working member, you can donate anytime from now until Sept. 8.

You can drop off donations at Startup Sioux Falls, located at 100 E. Sixth St.

  • Bring donations to Startup Sioux Falls between 8-5 pm Tuesday through Friday. Enter at the public entrance on Phillips Ave.

If you donate Wednesday morning during the first-ever Startup Sunrise event, you'll be entered to win prizes. Keep reading to learn more.

Ooo, how can I win prizes?

You can win prizes if you bring your donation to the first-ever Startup Sunrise event, a new monthly gathering of area founders and innovators.

  • The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 at Startup Sioux Falls.

If you bring a food donation to Startup Sunrise, you'll be entered to win:

  • A Sioux Falls Simplified tote bag,
  • Sioux Falls Simplified stickers,
  • Startup Sioux Falls branded socks,
  • Two tickets to the first Live & Local performance at the Washington Pavilion.

What kind of food should I bring?

These are the types of foods most needed, according to Feeding South Dakota:

  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Whole Grain Cereals (hot & cold)
  • Boxed Meals (i.e. hamburger, chicken & tuna helpers)
  • Canned Chicken & Tuna in Water
  • Low Sodium and/or Low Sugar Canned Pasta and Sauces
  • Whole Wheat Dry Pasta and Whole Grain Rice
  • Low Sodium Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruits in Lite Syrup
  • Low Sodium/Lite Soups and Stews

Do not bring (for safety reasons):

  • Opened product
  • Glass containers
  • Homemade items
  • Baby food

I'd rather give money than food

That's an option.

You can donate to Feeding South Dakota here.