American Indian Food Assistance Program Sponsored by the Museum of Indian Culture
Daily life can be unbearable when you and your family live in a run-down poorly insulated trailer, your food is being cooked on a hotplate, and the only running water is outside. The Museum of Indian Culture has located federally recognized American Indian families who live in these conditions right here in the Northeast.
Over the past 7 years, Three Sisters Harvest, the Museum of Indian Culture’s supplemental food assistance program, has been disbursing food to American Indian families living in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. Currently there are more impoverished American Indians who not only need food assistance, but have a difficult time without it.
We are often asked how can we help. We accept non-perishable food items, Wal-Mart gift cards, and monetary donations. When considering a food donation, please refer to the list below. Since diabetes and heart disease is a growing problem among Native Americans, Wal-Mart gift cards are used to help purchase fresh meats, vegetables, and dairy products to those with special dietary needs. We also accept monetary donations for emergency heating, replenish non-perishable food supplies, and Wal-Mart gift cards, and baby formula.
If you have any questions, about the Three Sisters Harvest program, please contact Pat Rivera, executive director, at (610) 797-2121 or email .
The following Food and Misc. Items are recommended:
Chicken, Tuna, Corned Beef, Ham
Canned Soups, Stews, Pastas
Cream of Broccoli Soup
Cream of Chicken Soup
Tomato and Chicken Soup
Beef Stew, Chili, Ravioli
Flour, Corn Meal, Yeast
Instant Biscuit Mix, Canola Oil
Baking Powder, Baking Soda
Salt & Pepper, Chili Powder
Spaghetti, Elbow Macaroni,
Macaroni and Cheese
Fruits / Vegetables:
Variety of Canned Fruit
Variety of Canned Vegetables
Canned Potatoes / Sweet Potatoes
Dried Fruits and Vegetables
Canned Tomato Products:
Tomato Sauce, Spaghetti Sauce,
Canned and Dried
Kidney, Pinto, Navy Beans
Variety of Boxed Breakfast Cereals, Oatmeal
Bags of Rice, Instant Mashed Potatoes
Nuts, Peanut Butter, Jelly / Jam
Grated Parmesan Cheese
Apple, Grapefruit, or Grape Juice
Coffee and Tea
Powdered Milk, Evaporated Milk
Paper / Cleaning Products
Laundry Soap, Bleach
Shampoo & Conditioner
Wal-Mart Gift Cards
To purchase much needed fresh
meats, fruits, and vegetables
You can drop off your donations
during the Museum’s regular business hours Friday through Sunday, from
12 Noon to 4 pm, or during any of our yearly Festivals or special events.
Monetary donations are accepted through PayPal
Or, by check made payable to
Museum of Indian Culture -
Three Sisters Harvest and mailed to:
Museum of Indian Culture
2825 Fish Hatchery Road
Allentown, PA 18103.
Wal-Mart gift cards should also be mailed to the above address.
We thank you for your generous donation!
When donating food items, please make sure that dates are not expired and have at least a 3 month shelf life. Please make sure that all food items are properly sealed. Although we appreciate all donations, we cannot accept perishable food items such as bread, fresh meats and vegetables, dessert items, etc. We thank you for your kind cooperation.