Giving up food so children can eat
During this holiday season, many more Lakota families and elders are asking for our help with food.
As is our tradition, we are trying to say yes.
Can you help?
More than 300 families depend on your generosity and caring. Grandmothers who care for grandchildren. Fathers who have lost limbs to diabetes but still care of children. Elders who give up their food on a regular basis so that their grandchildren can eat. The more than 200 children who eat at the Rosebud Soup Kitchen. The more than 200 children who find nutritious foods at the Allen Youth Center.
This holiday season, let there be enough food for all.
We wish for all of you the blessings and magic of the holiday season.
Great Things Happening
This month, the food delivery will be early in order to for families to have their food by Christmas. Food orders are due Sunday, December 13. Food Day is December 19.
There are a lot of great things happening with One Spirit and the Lakota community this month. We are helping to stock the Rosebud soup kitchen and the Allen youth center with food. Thanks to the generous response to the toy drive, kids at both the soup kitchen and youth center will have presents to open this year.
The last week of December marks an important time for the Oglala Lakota nation with the annual Big Foot Ride. The Big Foot Ride runs December 22nd through the 28th and commemorates the victims at Wounded Knee. The ride takes place regardless of the weather and is a great opportunity for Lakota youth to connect with their cultural heritage. We hope to help as many as possible attend. This year commemorative t-shirts will be made and One Spirit is helping with the purchase.
There are many single parents trying to get food for their kids that have asked us to include them in the food program. We have many grandparents who want to provide food for a holiday dinner - or provide clothes so their grandkids can go on the Big Foot Ride.
December Food Day
This month, we are working with Feeding South Dakota to obtain produce items. We are also hoping to buy spiral hams for everyone. The December food box will include meat, potatoes, vegetables, fruit and coffee. The exact items and how much will depend on the money available, but we will have a more detailed list by this Friday.
Due to the early delivery on December 19, there will be six weeks until the next delivery on January 30. We are also hoping to keep the distribution center stocked through the month of January.
Thanks to all of the One Spirit family for your generosity and compassion. You are truly making a difference.
December Food Menue:
Hot cocoa mix
Real Change. Right Now.
Because of you, the Lakota are winning the fight against childhood hunger. Each month, your support allows us to feed over 3,000 children, families and elders. This holiday we are helping to provide food for the Allen youth center, the Rosebud soup kitchen and the Big Foot Ride.
But our work is not done.
There are still single mothers and fathers that are struggling to be able to feed their kids. There are grandparents whose only wish is to be able to share a holiday meal with their family.
This month, we are providing large hams. The cost is $25.00 each and will also include a large container of coffee as well as hot chocolate for the kids. Ham has been requested by many on the reservation, something that they haven't had in a long time. We are hoping to provide as many as possible. Ending hunger for the holidays is one more way that we can help bring hope and joy to Lakota families this season.
All Donations Entered to Win
Every donation through Sunday, December 13 will be registered to win a beautiful handcrafted dream catcher. Valued at $285.00, one of these amazing works of art would make a fantastic gift.
This is the final drawing until next Thanksgiving so don't miss your chance.
Learn more about the dream catchers here.