News & Blog
Summer Food Boxes are Feeding Families on Pine Ridge.
7/1/14 under General News Basic Needs Food
Last month, 800 Pine Ridge families received dry food boxes from Running Strong! Usually we send frozen food boxes, but in the hot summer months it is difficult to unload the frozen boxes before they melt in the South Dakota sun. To solve this problem we are trying out the dry boxes this summer.
If they are successful, we are hoping to send more food boxes like them in August, with your support! Every box includes nutritious foods to feed one family, like spaghetti and meatballs, cooking oil, rice, and dry beans.
Basic Needs Seasonal Programs on 12/20/13
When severe cold weather hits the reservations,many families cannot afford the utilities they need to survive the harsh winter conditions in the Northern Plains. Running Strong provides utility assistance to American Indian families to help meet their heating and electricity needs by providing funds to help families purchase propane, electricity, firewood, and gas.
Schools & Youth Center on 12/6/13
The Cheyenne River Youth Project® began in 1988 in Eagle Butte, SD. Local residents and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe came together to turn one of Eagle Butte’s most notorious bars into a safe, alcohol and drug free community center for the Reservation’s children.