Giving Thanks Drive 2019
As you probably know GEDAKINA has been doing a Thanksgiving Turkey, food basket/grocery gift card program since we became a “formal nonprofit organization” back in 2002. Before GEDAKINA, founding members helped to start and fund the Fiddlehead Food Pantry, an indigenous run food pantry in Bangor/Brewer Maine for several years up till 2000. Before that, founding members basically just helped out as best they could, sharing groceries and food to family and community members in need whenever possible. Sharing what we can with extended family and friends, our community members is an indigenous tradition that many of us were brought up with. Even when times were tough and money was tight we shared what we could from the garden, from hunting and fishing, and from the harvesting of wild edibles; berries, nuts etc.