The Blackfeet Reservation had access to a free community dinner during Fight Childhood Hunger Week. I teamed up with a group of highly passionate high school students led by our Governor & First Lady's Youth Leadership Council member, Kaitlyn Sharp. Projects are designed to increase awareness of the issue of childhood hunger. The council consists of 20 middle and high school students located all over the state.
We planned a meal using our traditional source of protein, the buffalo. The Blackfeet Tribe's Iinii Iniative donated about 200 lbs. of meat. Our entrée was buffalo chili Indian topped on fry bread loaded with cheese, lettuce and tomatoes. Indian tacos are a popular dish on the Blackfeet reservation, although fry bread is probably unhealthy. A school cook mixed up whole wheat frybread and we fried it up, so we did put a healthy twist on it. We served blueberry cream and cake and juice. We had about 70 people show up and 12 volunteers assist on making the event a success!