Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA) is supporting reservations to ensure holiday meals and cheer for Native American Elders.
Food in abundance and merriment during the holidays is not always the reality for Native Americans, especially in remote communities where food insecurity impacts one in four Native families and shopping is limited to convenience stores.
A complete holiday meal at home would cost about $150 per family. PWNA partner Sharon Yazzie of Shiprock, New Mexico realizes this kind of financial burden often leaves some Elders without a special holiday meal. Sharon says that PWNA’s help with Christmas Community Meals ensures Elders not only have something to eat, but also spend the holidays in the company of others, as relatives cannot always make it home to the reservations, due to distance or circumstance.
This holiday season, PWNA may be able to receive additional support for Native nutrition through the Newman’s Own Foundation Holiday Challenge, if we are one of ten nonprofits that raise the most funds during the challenge.
We need your help! With donations made until Jan. 3, you can help us fight food insecurity and brighten the holidays for Native American Elders. Learn more at www.nativepartnership.org.