On Tuesday, November 15th, 2016, the California Valley Miwok Tribe held its monthly “USDA Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations” (FDPIR).

Once again, it was a pleasure to see everyone who was able to make the trip to the Tribal Offices today. We continue to extend the utmost gratitude towards our partners in the Tule River Tribe and USDA Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations for helping us to make this program available to our local community during the holiday season, when such assistance is often the most sorely needed.

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 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!