By: Jerrica Lunak
Childhood hunger is a big issue on Indian Reservations. According to a Blackfeet diabetes survey, 1 in 4 children struggle with hunger on the Blackfeet reservation. We are proud to promote our breakfast, afterschool and summer meal programs to help battle the issue of child hood hunger. On April 11th and 12 we will be handing out hunger facts at Glacier Family Foods in Browning. We will also have a photo booth and information on other events happening during Fight Childhood Hunger week. We are kicking off our after school meal programs during Fight Childhood Hunger week in Browning, MT. The high school afterschool meal program will start on April 13th and the elementary will start on April 15th. The after school meal program will be available until the end of the school year. We held a No Kid Hungry raffle at BMS and the winners will be notified on April 11th. The prizes were made available by No Kid Hungry –Montana, governor’s office of community service and Browning public schools. The students are entered to win orange t-shirts, no kid hungry sunglasses and funny orange pens. We are very excited for fight childhood hunger week in Browning and we are ready to show our awareness with our weeklong events.