Help feed students participating in the Gu Vo Youth Educational Program.
The GuVo District and the Tohono O'odham Nation face unique challenges. The area is an extremely rural location, and they face a number of challenges including food scarcity, a lack of educational resources, limited transportation, extreme heat, obesity, and diabetes, causing a serious problem within the population, especially with students. These extreme factors are causing a higher dropout rate and crime within this community, and they need our help.
GreaterGood.org has partnered with Native American Advancement Foundation to provide healthy, delicious meals for the students enrolled in their programs. Each meal is served according to USDA guidelines, and every child in the program is provided with a meal. Their program Nourish a Hungry Mind has a goal to continue to provide meals that nourish the mind and body and educate the students along the way. They serve roughly 13,000 dinners and snacks each year to the students in the programs, and the hope is to expand these programs to include more of the Tohono O'odham community.
The healthy snacks and dinners are designed to keep the students' minds and bodies active, and in doing so celebrate wellness and community. Eating well is not only good for the body; the brain needs nutrients, too, so that young minds can grow and develop.
You can help. Just $2.25 provides a nutritious and wholesome meals fo 1 student in the Gu Vo Academic After-School Programs.
The Native American Advancement Foundation was formed in 2011 by members of the Tohono O’odham Tribe. Through the combined efforts of Tribal Members and by partnering with outside organizations, we help strengthen our Native American communities in the areas of education, health and wellness, housing, food sustainability, environment, animal welfare, and opening economic opportunities on tribal lands.
GreaterGood.org has ultimate authority and discretion with regard to the distribution of its funds. All expenditures made are consistent with the exempt purposes of GreaterGood.org.