How the Food Program helps
Listed below, please find comments from people on the rez who received food lately:
Note to our generous donors:
Thank you for your contributions and support of the food program, and thanks for your understanding that our reservation needs help. Our Lakota country can at times be chaotic, our delivery people come back with some stories, some sad, some disappointing and some kinda weird, too. Today, August 25th, was the first day that I was put in charge by our director Jeri Baker.
I too have an understanding of the greatness this program has been for our people. The delivery drivers are from the homeland here and do the best they can to make your sponsorship reach its destination. It is a rugged landscape to beat it across in one day of the month and we are trying out new ideas to make this better. There are also some wicked mean rez dogs out here that chase you once you hand the people the food as we found out today. I found out I'm not as slow as I thought I was. It's an adventure. Also the food program is getting bigger and the program is close to or better then the USDA commodity program, this is all thanks to those caring people such as you.
Today was food delivery day. It was a great day, many happy Indians!!
Bamm Brewer, Food Program manager of the Reservation
Happy again because of the ONE Spirit Food Program
It was a tough part of the month for some families in Lakota Country but the new ONE Spirit food distribution can bring a warm feeling
The end of the month in Lakota country can mean tough times but with "ONE Spirit" things are better
This lady wasn't actually on the list. She was the neighbour of an applicant who was unavailable. She had a poor situation and I realized she knew we had food. It would have been tough driving away from the look she was giving us, it was a silent asking for help.
I sat down and visited these kids and tried to encourage them to ride horses and play football for the Thorpes