Every 1 in 6 children live below the federal poverty line in South Dakota, 30% more Native Americans have high blood pressure and 20% are more likely to have heart disease than any other group of the general population. With statistics like these, is it any wonder that the average life expectancy of Native Americans is only 58 years old?
NAHA DELIVERS FOOD
Access to nutritious foods, such as fruits, vegetables, grains and healthy proteins and the lack of money to buy these foods are the main reasons for such heart-breaking statistics.
Native American Heritage Association, with the support of our generous donors, provides emergency food supplies to the Crow Creek, Lower Brule, Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations. Crow Creek and Pine Ridge Reservations are 2 of the poorest counties in America with a per capita income of $5,213.00. Unbelievable that in 2010, people in the United States live in conditions comparable to third world countries!!
In 2009, NAHA was able to distribute 3,183,475 pounds of food. We work with Feeding America, formerly America’s Second Harvest, to procure the food that we deliver to the Reservations. Our fee expenses for the food last year was 4 cents per pound plus the labor and fuel to deliver it. It would be nice to pay 4 cents per pound at your grocery store, but that isn’t going to happen. Although 3,183,475 pounds sounds like a lot of food – and it is – for the 90,000 people on the Reservations we serve, it averaged out in 2009 to 3 pounds per person per month.
But you can help us make a difference and increase the amount of food that we buy and deliver. Call or Click Now to make your donation to our Food Program.
For only $28.00, we can provide 700 pounds of food or $56.00 will get 1,400 pounds of food. Don’t let another minute pass or another child go to bed hungry. Act now to help a Native American family in need.
Follow the link to donate by credit card, electronic funds transfer through our safe and secure website or we offer you a choice of donating through Paypal or Amazon.
However you choose to donate, please don’t delay!!!
Rush your tax-deductible contribution to NAHA today and help put food on the tables of the Native American families that need it the most!!!