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Summer Youth Feeding Programs Prepare to Feed Hundreds all Summer
5/28/14 in Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation, SD under General News Basic Needs Seasonal Programs Food
Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation, SD
Summer is almost here! Every summer, we partner with the USDA to feed American Indian children, five days a week at four community centers on the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation - located in the county with the highest child poverty rate in the US. Thanks to your support, all the children have to do is show up and they are provided with a free lunch (sometimes it is their only meal of the day)! In addition to healthy meals we provide the kids with coloring pages full of kid-friendly nutritious facts and fun prizes too!
Last summer, our Summer Youth Feeding Program served a total of 5,047 meals to children that would otherwise have gone hungry during the hot summer months. This year, our goal is to serve 205 meals a day from June 2nd - August 15th - if funds allow.
"If not for this program, these kids wouldn't have something to eat. It costs a lot to get gas to the grocery store and a lot of families don't have cars so they have to hire someone to take them. It could cost $45 just to get there! We don't have that kind of money here". - Summer Youth Feeding Staff Member
Please Help Feed Children This Summer