Thank you from Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 70

Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 70, along with many parents, educators and health professional, feel that there is a strong association between what our children eat and their school performance. Students who eat breakfast before school are more likely to receive better test scores and grades compared to the students who did not have breakfast. Studies show that improved functions include verbal fluency, arithmetic, tests of attention, memory, creativity, physical endurance and general tests of academic achievement and cognitive functioning.

Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 70 eagerly spearheaded the collection of donations to help volunteer organizations which provide nutritious breakfasts at Gastineau, Glacier Valley and Riverbend Elementary Schools. These schools each have a group of hard working volunteers who provide meals for students who may otherwise go without, and allowing these students to concentrate on their studies instead of an empty stomach. We would like to give a great big thank you to the following businesses and individuals whose donations helped feed approximately 350 students per week during the 2013-2014 school year: Regional Housing Authority (THRHA), Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp 70, Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 70, Sealaska Corporation, Goldbelt Inc.Corporation, Tlingit and Haida Vocational Training and Resource Center, Alaska Communication Systems, Coeur Alaska-Kensington Mine, Hecla Greens Creek Mining Company, IBEW Local 1547, Laborers Union Local 942 (Plumber & Pipefitter Local 262?), Safeway, Tlingit & Haida Vocational Training & Resource Center, and the following individuals: Milton DeAsis, Cathy Munoz, Freda Westman, Barbara May, Barbara Searls and Andrea Cesar. These breakfast programs have fed approximately 350 students per week during the 2013-2014 school year.

We would also like to thank all the volunteers who gave their time to make the breakfast programs at Gastineau, Glacier Valley and Riverbend Elementary Schools a huge success. They have helped ANS Camp 70 fulfill one of our main goals of Education by providing towards the nourishment and success of our students. Again we thank those organizations and individuals who have helped make the Feed the Mind Breakfast Program such a success.

Beverly Russell

President, Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 70

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