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Organization Overview

Conscious Alliance is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to supporting communities in crisis through hunger relief and youth empowerment. Conscious Alliance operates through ongoing food collection programs by organizing food drives at music events nationwide and partnering with natural food companies who donate healthy food in bulk. The donations collected benefit food pantries across the country as well as our own food pantry and backpack program on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Conscious Alliance also empowers youth through community engagement, creativity, gardening, and cultural programs.

How & Why We Work

All people require and deserve nutritious food to learn, grow, work, and live healthy lives. Unfortunately, one in seven people in the US face hunger and food insecurity. There are children and adults without enough to eat in every community. Your neighbor, co-worker, friend, or family member may struggle today with the difficult choice between food, housing, or medical care. Added to the challenges, those affected by hunger are three times more likely to have chronic health problems, like diabetes or hypertension.

Conscious Alliance combats hunger and nutrition-related diseases by striving to provide the healthiest food possible to those in need. To do this, we build an alliance of donors, volunteers, members, and community partners with a shared goal of increasing access to healthy food. We aim to empower as many people as possible to take action within their own lives and communities.

Where We Distribute Food

Our Impact

  • Since 2002, we have distributed over 2.3 million meals to food banks nationwide.
  • We distribute bags of groceries to 50 families every week through our Food Sovereignty and Youth Empowerment Center on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
  • Our ‘Art That Feeds’ Food Drives serve as a youth empowerment platform, generating over 7,000 hours of volunteer time and over 65,000 meals annually.
  • Our school garden program offers over 700 students at Pine Ridge School in South Dakota access to learn how to garden as well as enjoy the healthy harvest.
  • Our family garden program makes fresh produce a reality for over 35 people who live on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. This community has only one full-service grocery store.
  • Since 2015, all 250 students at Loneman School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation receive nourishment for the weekend through our ‘Bring Nutrition Home’ backpack program. This is one of the nation’s first all-natural backpack programs and it serves a school where 100% of the students are on Free or Reduced Lunch and nearly half are homeless. The program is made possible by generous donations from our natural food sponsors.
  • Once a quarter, we host a Free Store on the Pine Ridge Reservation in SD to provide clothing, bedding, and other basic-necessities to family in need. Our Free Stores are generously supported by individuals and major partners such as Bed Bath and Beyond, PrAna, Montrail, and Mountain Hardware and distribute over $60,000 worth of goods.
  • Over 200 youth have participated in our ‘Art that Feeds’ workshops. These workshops use art or music as the vehicle to engage the younger generation in activities that will increase their self-esteem and inspire the use of their talents and aspirations.

Conscious Alliance : ART THAT FEEDS from Conscious Alliance on Vimeo.

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