"Thank you Running Strong for the turkeys, there are a lot of happy thankful people that were in need of a turkey. I'm very thankful." - Billy Garreaux, Food Distribution Coordinator, Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, SD
Many American Indian families are struggling to get by during these difficult economic times.
A special meal at the holidays is often an impossible luxury for families on the reservations.
Each year, we deliver turkeys and the fixings to American Indian families on Reservations in South Dakota.
Thanksgiving meals include:
- Whole Turkey, basted w/pop up timer
- Stuffing mix
- Chicken Fillets
- Gourmet pasta sauce
- Gourmet mashed potatoes
- Frozen Fruit
- Frozen Vegetables
- Holiday Pie
The support of Running Strong donors has made Operation Turkey Dinners possible every Thanksgiving since 1988. Thank you to our donors for helping us make holidays warm and bright on the reservations.
“Thanks for giving us a nice Thanksgiving turkey. My Mom was so happy that I brought home a turkey because we didn’t have money to buy one.”