While Tule River Staffer, Ron Buckman loads the conveyor, CVMT Staffer, Tiger Paulk loads a cart with food allotments for the families participating in the monthly USDA Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations.

On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, the California Valley Miwok Tribe held its monthly USDA Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR).

FDPIR provides USDA Foods to low-income households living on Indian reservations, and to American Indian households residing in approved areas near reservations.

How to Apply:
You may contact the California Valley Miwok Tribe at 209.931.4567 for a USDA FDPIR application.

What foods are available through FDPIR? Each month, participating households receive a food package to help them maintain a nutritionally balanced diet. Participants may select from over 70 products including:

  • Frozen ground beef, beef roast, poultry and fish
  • Canned meats, fruits, vegetables and beans; soups and sauces
  • Dry pasta, cereals, rice and other grains
  • Cheese, lowfat milk (cartons), nonfat milk (powdered), evaporated milk (cans) and powdered eggs.
  • Flour, cornmeal and bakery mix
  • Dried beans and dehydrated potatoes
  • Assorted family sized bottles of juice (Apple, Grape, Grapefruit, etc)
  • Crackers, peanuts, peanut butter, dried fruit (raisins, prunes) and assorted nut-and-fruit trail mix.

The CVMT Tribal Council 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.