On Tuesday, December 12, 2017, the California Valley Miwok Tribe held its monthly USDA Food Distribution.

This month, participants were pleasantly surprised to receive gourmet frozen hams to add to their dinner tables for the holidays. Participating families arrived throughout the day, socializing amongst each other and tribal staff, sharing good news and holiday plans.

Each month, qualified participating households receive a USDA food allotment to help them maintain a nutritionally balanced diet. An example of the foods that recipients receive are:

  • Frozen packaged chicken and beef roast
  • Canned items such as beef stew, fruits, green beans, corn and diced tomatoes
  • Canned and/or packaged soups such as mushroom soup, tomato soup and mixed vegetarian soup
  • A block of American cheese, packaged lowfat milk, powdered nonfat milk and powdered egg mix
  • Dry macaroni, beans, dehydrated instant potatoes, rice and cereals
  • Flour, cornmeal and bakery mix
  • Unsalted crackers, dried plums, raisins, assorted trail mix and peanuts
  • Assorted fruit juices such as cranberry-apple, apple, orange, grape and grapefruit

CVMT sincerely thanks the Tule River Reservation (USDA Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations), 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. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday season and success in the new year!