On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 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. An example of the foods that recipients receive are:

  • Frozen packaged chicken and beef roast
  • Canned items such as beef stew, fruits, green beans, corn and diced tomatoes
  • Canned and/or packaged soups such as mushroom soup, tomato soup and mixed vegetarian soup
  • A block of American cheese, packaged lowfat milk, powdered nonfat milk and powdered egg mix
  • Dry macaroni, beans, dehydrated instant potatoes, rice and cereals
  • Flour, cornmeal and bakery mix
  • Unsalted crackers, dried plums, raisins, assorted trail mix and peanuts
  • Assorted fruit juices such as cranberry-apple, apple, orange, grape and grapefruit

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, partnership and dedication in continuing to help CVMT provide this important service to our local Native American community.