Food and Water

PWNA Food and Water

Nearly one in four (23%) of Native households experience low food security.

Low food security means not enough food quality, variety, and desirability of dietary intake for adequate nutrition. This is an everyday issue on the reservations PWNA serves and fuels nutrition-related diseases like diabetes. Contaminated drinking water is also an issue on many reservations. Although many food banks operate within our service area, a study by America’s Second Harvest shows that the majority of food banks lack an adequate supply of food to meet demand. 

PWNA helps meet nutritional needs for 45,000 people
each year by:

  • delivering staple foods to food pantries or to soup kitchens and Elderly Nutrition Centers that prepare hot meals for Elders
  • distributing emergency food boxes and fresh produce to Elders
  • supplying family or community meals during major holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas
Related programs: Northern Plains Reservation Aid® (NPRA), Southwest Reservation Aid® (SWRA), Native American Aid (NAA), Navajo Relief Fund (NRF), Sioux Nation Relief Fund (SNRF) and Southwest Indian Relief Council® (SWIRC)

Call 214-217-2600, or email: 
Jasey Jones, Director of Mission Advancement, 
Shane Smith, Major Gift Officer,