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Phone #:  701-766-4684
Fax #:  701-766-4269
Program E-mail:  sltfdp@gondtc.com
Mary Greene Trottier, Director
Brooke Black, Data Specialist
Jonell Charboneau, Store Manager
Latrell Black, Warehouse Foreman
Vacant, Warehouse Assistant
Elisha Poulsen, Nutrition Educator, 701-766-4527

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The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) program is administered at the Federal level by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  FDPIR is administered locally by either Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) or an agency of a State government.

USDA purchases and ships commodities to the ITOs and State agencies based on their orders from a list of available foods.  These agencies store and distribute the food, determine applicant eligibility, and provide nutrition education to recipients.  USDA provides the administering agencies with funds for program administrative costs.

FDPIR is authorized under Section 4(b) of the Food Stamp Act of 1977m and Section 4(a) of the Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act of 1973.  The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1997 reauthorize FDPIR through 2002.  Federal regulations governing the program can be found at 7 CFR Parts 250, 253, and 254.

Eligibility Requirements:  Low-income American Indian and non-Indian households that reside on a reservation, and households living in approved near that contain at least one person who is a member of a Federally-recognized tribe are eligible to participate in FDPIR,

Households are certified based on income and resource standards set by the Federal Government.  Households may not participate in FDPIR and the Food Stamp Program in the same month.

USDA Foods Available:  Each month, participating households receive a food package to help them maintain a nutritionally balanced diet.  Participants may select from over 70 products.  For a list of foods available for FDPIR participants, please contact us at 701-766-4684.

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