Every month we receive calls from hopeful families asking how they can get on our food distribution list. Every month, we assure them we will add them if we can get the funding.
These calls are difficult to answer. This month it was a grandparent caring for 6 grandchildren, an elder who lives alone and had neither wood nor food, a family who was completely without food and needed food to feed both their children and the elderly family members who live with them... and the calls go on.
Of the 500 boxes of food we distribute each month, less than 100 are paid for by sponsors, meaning we have to raise funds for the other 400 boxes. Our cost is $65 per box X 400 boxes = $26,000 needed each month for food distribution.
Why do our food boxes cost $65.00? We pay the Lakota workers who unload the trucks and pack the food boxes cash for the day plus a food box. We pay the Lakota drivers who deliver the boxes to each district gas money, a food box and $50- that's all we can afford. They do it because it is for their people and even the $50 makes a difference in their lives. We pay for fresh meat and produce to be delivered to the distribution center. We even pay for the waxed cardboard produce boxes that hold the food without falling apart. So, yeah...it adds up.
That's why we need your help! Your gifts allow us to purchase enough food for everyone who asks and every donation, no matter the size, helps provide food.
One Spirit provides as much food as we can buy. You make it possible. The Lakota people and One Spirit are grateful for all that you do.
Food Orders Due - Sunday, February 18th
Food Delivery - Saturday, February 24th
Please email your food orders to Sharon Autry
For food delivery questions contact Lisa Knouff
Checks or money orders made payable to One Spirit can be sent to: