California Valley Miwok tribal staffer Tiger Paulk speaks with Tule River Tribe staff & driver Ronald Buckman about current affairs as Mr. Buckman sorts and prepares allotments at the commencement of this month's food distribution.

On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017, the California Valley Miwok Tribe held its monthly “USDA Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations” (FDPIR).

A temporary break in the rainy weather aided Tule River and CVMT staff and volunteers in completing this month’s food distribution in a speedy and efficient manner.

Due to bad weather in the foothills, many participants were asked not to risk the adverse driving conditions, since there was enough storage space at the CVMT tribal office to store most participants’ allotments, which were picked up over the following days after the distribution.

We’re always happy to help in any way that we can, to accommodate the Native American community which depends upon the availability of this program.

For anyone interested in participating in the food distribution program, please don’t hesitate to contact the tribal office using the methods highlighted below, to receive more information.

About the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations:

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, noodles and cereal
  • 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 office@cvmt.net. 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 USDA FDPIR staff members Mr. Ronald Buckman and Jesus Salas for their hard work and continued dedication to helping those in need. Thank you!