On Tuesday, June 14th, 2016, the California Valley Miwok Tribe its monthly “USDA Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations” (FDPIR).

It was a family effort today, as young “Curry” Buckman helped his father, Tule River USDA Food Distribution Program staff member Ronald Buckman, to sort and unload food allotments to California Valley Miwok tribal staff for distribution to Food Distribution Program participants.

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

  • Packaged frozen meats such as chicken, beef roast, ground beef and ground bison
  • Canned meats such as chicken, beef and salmon and canned 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 USDA FDPIR staff members Mr. Ronald Buckman and Jesus Salas and also a special thank you to “Curry” Buckman for his much appreciated help today!