Many Native Americans are living in remote reservation communities with scarce supplies of fresh foods or grocery stores, Native Americans are also facing one of the highest rates of impoverishment in the U.S. Combined, these realities leave one in four Native American families impacted by food insecurity.
With limited shopping and multi-generational residences, providing a complete holiday meal at home is a financial burden that oftentimes leaves families without a special meal to gather around. Donations made to PWNA from Nov. 21 to Nov. 28 will help provide community-wide holiday meals for Native American Elders.
"We're grateful to once again have the opportunity to partner with Newman's Own Foundation for Giving Tuesday, as we continue our work to address food insecurity across the 60 reservations we serve," said PWNA President/CEO Robbi Rice Dietrich. "Our #GivingTuesday goal is to provide nutritious, hot meals and brighten the holidays for Native American Elders."
PWNA addresses immediate needs such as healthy nutrition year-round, and helps champion hope for Native Americans through increased availability of staple foods, fresh produce, garden resources, and training on healthy cooking and gardening.
Held annually, #GivingTuesday is a global giving initiative celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and recognized this year on Nov. 28. Newman's Own Foundation will grant ten nonprofits that raise the most donations through their Holiday Challenge with additional funding, up to $500,000. Make a donation today at www.crowdrise.com/PWNA4hope2017.
About Partnership With Native Americans
Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA) is a nonprofit organization committed to championing hope for a brighter future for Native Americans living on remote, geographically-isolated and often impoverished reservations. The organization collaborates with its reservation partners to serve immediate needs and support long-term solutions for strong, self-sufficient Native American communities. Established in 1990, PWNA works through its grassroots partnerships and distribution network to improve the lives of 250,000 Native Americans each year. For more information follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, or visit our website www.nativepartnership.org.
Contact: Helen Oliff Public Relations Manager Partnership With Native Americans O: 540-825-5950 Ext 205 [email protected]