An assortment of USDA Food that recipients were happy to receive as the Thanksgiving holiday nears. Nov. 19, 2013 - USDA Food Distribution on Indian Reservations program.

On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, the California Valley Miwok Tribe held its monthly USDA Food Distribution.

Each month, qualified participating households receive a USDA food allotment to help them maintain a nutritionally balanced diet. This month, recipients were especially grateful to receive food items that will put a holiday meal on their table that they otherwise would not have if not for the food distribution program. An example of the foods that recipients can use to make their holiday meal includes, frozen packaged turkey, frozen beef roast, frozen ham, canned salmon, canned beef stew, canned fruits, canned green beans, canned corn, canned diced tomatoes, canned pumpkin mix, boxed mushroom soup, block cheese, lowfat milk, flour, cornmeal, bakery mix, crackers, dehydrated instant potatoes, cranberry-apple juice, orange juice, dried plums, raisins, and unsalted peanuts.

To receive a USDA Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) application, you may contact the California Valley Miwok Tribe – Tribal Office at (209) 931-4567.

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.