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According to Feeding America—the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity—the demand for food relief has risen 40% in the past four years.  The sluggish economy has taken a toll on people around the country, and many Americans, whether or not they have a job, are struggling to put food on their tables. In May 2011, 45.8 million people received food stamps (1 out of every 7 Americans). However, for many people food stamps alone do not meet their need, or they do not qualify for federal help at all. This is why food banks are so important.

Manna, a food bank located in Washington, is one of the many centers throughout the United States that distributes food to thousands of individuals and families that are unable to obtain an adequate amount of food on their own. Manna and other food banks across the United States are lending a helping hand to the growing number of Americans who need their assistance. Feeding America locations nationwide accept donations throughout the year and are always in need of nonperishable donations.

Donations to Conscious Alliance at music events and festivals benefit the Feeding America affiliate in the local region. Do your part in helping to feed the hungry, and stop by our next food drive or make a donation online TODAY! Donate here.

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February 06, 2018

Dear Friends, You contributed 7,460 volunteer hours and donated more food at ‘Art That Feeds’ Food Drives than ever before (88,445 meals). You provided over $560,000, and through all our efforts, we distributed 290,514 meals to over 20 locations (including remote food deserts), built ten new gardens, hosted multiple free stores, expanded our school and food company partnerships, and much more! As you might guess […]

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January 30, 2018

We are off and running in 2018! During the first week of January, we delivered our largest number of meals in a single visit to Pine Ridge Reservation, making Conscious Alliance history! Here’s how it happened: Towards the end of 2017, our primary contact at Pine Ridge School, Dan Nelson, facilitated the receipt of three […]

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January 18, 2018

Over the New Years Eve weekend, we partnered with five bands to host ‘Art The Feeds’ Food Drives throughout the country in support of our efforts to assist communities in crisis through hunger relief and youth empowerment. My Morning Jacket at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, CO Umphrey’s McGee at the Fillmore Auditorium in […]

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November 09, 2017

Conscious Alliance sponsored a 5k Walk/Run in the Lakeside community of Pine Ridge to promote families exercising together.

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November 01, 2017

Conscious Alliance is pleased to be hosting our 14th Annual Holiday Meal Delivery! In mid-November, we will distribute 800 holiday meals to families in need on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana. Many people don’t realize just how economically and geographically isolated these reservations are, how dire the […]

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