On Tuesday, November 20th, 2012, the California Valley Miwok Tribe held its monthly USDA Food Distribution. Many of our participants openly expressed their gratitude for the allotments of food given out by the USDA Food program, especially being that it was received a couple days before this month’s holiday. With many families still struggling to put nutritious food on their table, and the colder season upon us, having foods that can be stretched to last throughout the month brings a smile to many of our recipients.
Every day there are families who worry about how they are going to feed their children, but for the recipients whom are eligible to participate in the USDA Food Program on Indian Reservations, there is an overwhelmingly heartfelt gratitude displayed for the food program. Some have said that receiving this food is the difference between having a happy holiday and making it through the month, or having to go without.
Near the end of 2012, It is always with great pleasure to work with the Tule River Rancheria and its USDA Food Distribution on Indian Reservations (FDIR) Program. Therefore, we’d like to take this time to personally thank the Tule River Reservation, Mr. Richard McDarment, USDA FDIR Director, Mrs. Patricia Salas, USDA FDIR Intake Manager, Mr. Jesus Salas, USDA FDIR Staff, and Mr. Ronald Buckman, USDA FDIR Staff & driver. Thank you all for your unwavering dedication for the continued success of this food program and for addressing the nutritional needs of the Native American community.