Feed the Hungry: Lakota Project

‘Feed the Hungry’ sees all persons as part of one human family, one Being, and desires to care for that family so that all may thrive. It believes in the possibility of a world in which all may be fed.

Food basket
Food basket donations to Pine Ridge

The main focus of Feed the Hungry began with helping the Lakota of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, but has expanded since then. Our direct help has included monthly deliveries of food boxes to children, families, and elders on the reservation who were and are greatly in need. It is also through the distribution of food vouchers that enable them to shop at a local market.

The Lakota are a people of great beauty and great sacredness. Their way of life is based on three pillars: their relationship to the land they inhabit, to the use of their native language, and to the teachings of the sacred pipe that were given long ago by a representative of the Creator known as White Buffalo Calf Woman. These three pillars have been attacked, disrespected, desecrated, and abused by white persons and governments in power over a period of generations in the history of this country. It continues into the present time in the disregarding of Lakota rights to their lands, waterways, and sacred culture.

 

Kainchi, India ashram temple
Kainchi, India ashram temple

In addition to the Lakota, Feed the Hungry, based on the generosity of its donors, has been able to branch out to be able to help people of other indigenous communities with their food needs and also with their health needs in this time of coronavirus. Because of the often poor health care conditions on many reservations, indigenous communities are two to four times as likely to develop COVID-19, and their incidence of coronavirus relative to the rest of the population is very high. Feed the Hungry, with its small monthly surplus of donor funds, has been able to help people of the Navajo and Hopi nations in Arizona and New Mexico, and people of the villages in northern India, close to the foothills of the Himalayas. This last effort has taken place due to Light Omega’s deep spiritual connection with India’s people and culture as a whole. It has been given through the agency of the Neem Karoli Baba Ashram in the North. This ashram and spiritual group holds as part of its mission and purpose, the need to feed people physically as well as spiritually as a way of sustaining them.

Feed the Hungry does not have a great deal of money, but we believe that money is energy, and that in providing food and health care to various indigenous communities in need, that we are also extending an energy of love to these various locations and peoples. Though our purpose is still centered around the needs of the Lakota Pine Ridge Reservation, it has come to include the needs of others as well. Here are some of our outreach efforts:

Within the Lakota community, we have contributed to the:

We ask for your financial support as you feel guided to, and especially for your understanding that those whom we support are our family. We are part of them and they of us.

Your $5, $10, $25, or greater monthly contribution will allow us to provide food support for those in Pine Ridge as well as within other indigenous communities. It will also be of direct benefit to the villages of northern India. To send a contribution, please use the form below or mail a check to ‘Feed the Hungry’ (c/o Light Omega), 83 Shutesbury Road, Leverett, MA 01054.

May the generosity of your hands and heart be blessed. GurujiMa

Light Omega is a 501(c) tax-exempt organization. All donations in support of our work are therefore tax-deductible.

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