Program Gets Donations After McGovern Death
by Associated Press
October 28, 2012 2:12 PM
After the death of former Sen. George McGovern of South Dakota, his family asked that donations be made in his memory to an organization that distributes food to needy people across the state
The family's request is paying off for Feeding South Dakota, which has received donations of about $16,000 in the week since McGovern's death.
Matt Gassen, executive director of Feeding South Dakota, says the organization has been processing a lot of donations since McGovern's family asked for such donations instead of flowers.
Gassen says a man from Spain called to make sure his donation was received in memory of McGovern.
McGovern worked for decades to fight against hunger around the world.