Together, we are working to end hunger tomorrow
We will know we are successful in ending hunger tomorrow when we have a thorough understanding of what our neighbors need; then walking alongside them, have helped establish sustainable tools and solutions so our neighbors can provide for themselves and their families.
We believe that ending hunger tomorrow requires an emphasis on providing food equitably, to all people facing hunger throughout our service area.
Through more targeted efforts, we can more effectively fill gaps in the charitable food system to get the right food, in the right quantities at the right time to the optimal locations.
We’ve already seen proven success with this approach through our backpack, mobile food pantry, school pantry and wellness pantry programs. Now we look forward to advancing food equity work with our Native American neighbors.
A new collaborative partnership between the Food Bank of Wyoming, Feeding South Dakota, Montana Food Bank Network, Feeding America, and the Great Plains Food Bank has been created to transform the way we, as food banks, work in Indian Country.
Food is central to Native American traditions and celebrations. Much of a Native American’s identity is tied to the food they grow, gather, preserve, cook and serve through deeply honored traditional practices. By working alongside our Native American neighbors and across state borders, we will work with the community to identify, co-create and pilot a hunger relief solution that reflects the values, traditions and uniqueness of each community.
Inclusive and equitable work within reservations is not a one-time job; it’s a journey that we are investing in long-term. We invite you to join us and learn more about this ground-breaking work at www.greatplainsfoodbank.org.