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Takini School Update on the Backpack Food Program
6/27/17 in Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation, SD under Schools & Youth Center Basic Needs Food
Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation, SD
The Backpack Food Program has helped feed children at the Takini School on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation for several years. At the end of each school week children line up to fill their backpacks, or “smart sacks” with nutritious food items meant to keep them from going hungry over the long weekends away from school. In 2017 we've filled over 1,500 backpacks.
Mary Little Sky, our Backpack Food Coordinator at Takini, recruits local volunteers to help coordinate the distribution. Providing food for the weekend doesn't just help feed one student, but can help a whole family.
“Kids really look forward to the bags." – Mary Little Sky
While the school year ended with a bang, we can always use your help! Help us feed children and families, support our Backpack Food Program today