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Program Name: Food Distribution Program – Mark Thompson Sr., Manager


Last updated 10/11/2021 at 9:29pm

Function/Mission Statement:

 The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) is administered at the Federal

level by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

 We provide food assistance to income eligible families in the Roberts, Day and Marshall

Counties; also assist tribal members in the other surrounding counties.

 Each month participating households receive a food package to help them maintain a

nutritionally balanced diet.

Data for the month (how your services contributed to the community you serve) as follows:

September participation was 287 individuals and 138 households.

No new items this month.

The FY2022 proposed budget was submitted at last year’s amount as directed by counsel.

The Food Distribution program went before council for the purchase of a plow.

We are following all CDC guidelines while distributing commodities to our clients.

Clients are not allowed in the building and all staff are working together to make it a safe work



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