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Meet Pine Ridge, South Dakota…

Imagine living in a community of 30,000 people on a piece of land the size of Connecticut.

But what makes this different is there is only one full-service grocery store for the entire area. For the residents of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, this is their reality.

As Neil Grimmer, co-founder and former CEO of Plum Organics says:

In America, food insecurity is not a calorie crisis—it’s a nutrition crisis. Getting access to healthy options is almost impossible for families in some of our communities. I saw that first hand when I visited Pine Ridge.

In the U.S. hunger can feel distant. As if it were a crisis experienced by people continents away. But 1 in 8 Americans are going hungry.

In isolated places like Pine Ridge, where over 90% of Oglala Lakota live below or at the poverty line, hunger and poverty are systemic.

Conscious Alliance uses a three-tiered approach to help communities in crisis, like Pine Ridge:

  • Emergency food relief to communities across the United States;
  • Nutrition, exercise, and gardening education for youth in economically isolated Native American Reservations; and
  • Youth empowerment programs

On Pine Ridge Reservation, we’ve been able to feed thousands of families through both special programming as well as a large food bank we helped open and operate.

Of course, all of this work is impossible without support from dedicated Conscious Alliance members. Members play a critical role in alleviating hunger and poverty in communities like Pine Ridge and throughout the U.S.

Join us in our fight against hunger. This month, new members will receive special gifts like exclusive Conscious Alliance poster art. For as little as $10 a month, you can provide groceries to a family in need.

Learn more about becoming a sustaining member of Conscious Alliance here.

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Other Recent Blog Posts

November 13, 2018

Originally published by the Westword, November 6, 2018 by Ben Weise Boulder-based EDM duo Big Gigantic has announced that A Big Gigantic Difference Foundation will donate upwards of $50,000 to Boulder-based hunger relief and youth empowerment nonprofit Conscious Alliance. An additional $20,000 worth of proceeds from Big Gigantic’s upcoming December 6 concert at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox is expected to be donated to […]

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October 16, 2018

Natural and organic meat pioneer donates 5,000 packages of breakfast sausage directly to Pine Ridge schools to help fill protein gap for kids This week, natural and organic meat company Applegate kicks off its partnership with hunger relief and youth empowerment organization Conscious Alliance, with an inaugural donation of 5,000 packages of natural, protein-rich breakfast […]

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June 14, 2018

Every year we are so excited to literally plant seeds (and starts) of healthy produce for Pine Ridge School and families in need on the Reservation. With only one-full-service grocery store on the Reservation, gardens are a much-needed way to provide healthy nourishment and gardens are great at boosting all-around well-being. Last week, we replanted […]

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June 04, 2018

Come enjoy a private event benefitting Conscious Alliance at the MacMillan Estate featuring live music by The Conscious Alliance All-Stars, dinner by Blackbelly & Santo, open bar by Arcana, including beer wine and spirits, an exclusive silent auction and more.

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May 31, 2018

Conscious Alliance expands in 2018 with new volunteer opportunities and natural food partnerships Hunger relief and youth empowerment organization Conscious Alliance announces today a major achievement for all fighting hunger in the U.S.: The Boulder-based nonprofit, thanks to volunteers, music fans, natural food brands, musicians and artists all over the country, has served three million […]

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