Here, we have the last of the individuals whom the Tribe assisted on this day, loading what remained into their vehicle, to help alleviate their food expenditures in the following month.

The California Valley Miwok Tribe (located at 10601 N. Escondido PL, Stockton, CA, as listed in the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ BIA/DOI Spring 2011 Tribal Leaders Directory), a federally recognized tribe eligible to receive and distribute services from the federal government – on Sunday, July 30th, 2011, concluded the collecting of canned, boxed, packaged and frozen foods for delivery to tribal members whom are currently in dire straits, being without much needed services that at this time, the Tribe is unable to provide.

The Tribe currently being denied its rightful funding by the California Gambling Control Commission, must solely rely upon its P.L. 638 funding from the federal government, whose monies are program-specific and therefore, do not address any needs outside its program-intended purposes. The Tribe looks forward very soon to alleviating its current situation and was overjoyed that the community of Morada, in which the tribal offices are located, helped in this endeavor, much to the appreciation of all those whom food was delivered to on this day.