Ronald Buckman of the Tule River Tribe Food Distribution Staff sends food down the conveyer to Mark Fountain, Vice Chairman of the Calaveras County Mountain Miwuk Tribe (a member tribe in the Miwok Consortium), whom was on hand to help during the distribution.

The California Valley Miwok Tribe – located at 10601 Escondido Pl., Stockton, CA 95212 – hosted the USDA Food Distribution on Thursday March 4th, 2010. Due to previously scheduled obligations of the Tule River Food program staff, distribution was held early this month. All recipients were notified and although in dire need of their monthly disbursements, many asked that the Tribe hold their distribution till the weather allowed them to travel.

By the weekend, all families serviced were able to acquire their distributions. The Tribe hopes that it will be able to initiate a program in the future that will be able to deliver directly to these needy families so that they will not be burdened by the weather or travel and are optimistic that this can be done in 2010. CVMT thanks all of you that continue to participate in this Tribal program, and to the Tule River Tribe, their food distribution staff and the USDA for making this program possible.