The California Valley Miwok Tribe initiated the first of what will now be a monthly program working with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food Distrubtion Program Operations Specialists Richard McDarment, Ronald Buckman, Patricia Solas and Jesus Solas from the Tule River Tribe. The California Valley Miwok Tribe, being a federally recognized Tribe which is eligible for these types of programs, is now able to provide food assistance to Indian peoples whom qualify.
The Tribe and USDA Food Distribution Program officials would like to thank everyone who turned out for this ceremonious day. Many members of the Tri-Miwok Consortium (California Valley Miwok Tribe, Calaveras Band of Mi-Wuk Indians and Calaveras County Mountain Miwuk) were benefactors. Also in attendance during the distribution and able to recieve benefit were members of the Colfax-Todds Valley Consolidated Tribe and the Historic Shingle Springs Miwok Tribe. The California Valley Miwok Tribe invites other local tribes whom may not have access to this program to contact us for applications and attend this newly instituted monthly event.