On Wednesday, February 17th, 2016, the California Valley Miwok Tribe its monthly “USDA Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations” (FDPIR). Through intermittent sprinkling of rain, CVMT staff and volunteers worked alongside Tule River Tribe USDA FDPIR staff member Ronald Buckman to sort, package and distribute packaged foods to needy participants.

Eligible participants of the USDA FDPIR program commonly receive items such as:

  • Packaged frozen meats
  • Canned meats, vegetables, fruits and soups
  • Dry packaged beans, rice and noodles
  • Dried fruits, nuts and crackers
  • Fresh and powdered dairy products such as cheese, milk and eggs
  • Assortment of fruit juices

Additionally, cookbooks containing recipes which can be prepared from the USDA FDPIR distributed foods are also available upon request, as supplies allow.

To learn more about the monthly USDA Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) you may can contact the California Valley Miwok Tribe at (209) 931-4567, or via email at A USDA Food Distribution application (in pdf format) can be emailed to you upon request.

The California Valley Miwok Tribe would like to thank the Tule River Reservation, Mr. Richard McDarment – USDA FDPIR Director, Mrs. Patricia Salas – USDA FDPIR Intake Manager and Mr. Ronald Buckman, USDA FDPIR staff & driver for their hard work, partnership and dedication in helping CVMT continue to provide a very important service to disadvantaged Native American families in our community.