Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

Created on: 
Feb 24 2016

Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations - FDPIR

The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations - FDPIR is a Federal program that provides USDA foods to low-income households, including the elderly, living on Indian reservations, and to Native American families residing in designated areas near reservations.  There are nine FDPIR programs serving 29 areas in Washington.

  • Federal regulations prohibit participation in both the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP and FDPIR at the same time.   DSHS rules under WAC 388-400-0040 disallow dual participation as well.  
  • The Application for Benefits, DSHS 14-001, asks people if they have received food from another state, tribe, or other source. 
  • Tribal members may choose which program they wish to receive benefits from. 
  • If a Tribal member has been disqualified from FDPIR, they are also disqualified from SNAP for the same period.  

Worker Responsibilities 

  • If a tribal member applying for SNAP indicates that they receive commodities from the Food Distribution on Indian Reservations, inform them that federal law does not allow participation in both programs and ask which food program they would like to use.
  • If the person chooses SNAP:
    • Contact the appropriate FDPIR program and request them to disenroll the member from FDPIR.  
    • Approve SNAP effective the first of the month after their FDPIR benefits end.
  • If they choose FDPIR, deny the application for food assistance based on participation in FDPIR.

FDPIR Programs in Washington

FDPIR Contact

Colville Confederated Tribes

Area of Operation: Colville Confederated Tribes 

PO Box 150, Nespelem, WA 99155

4 Lakes Street, Nespelem, WA 99155

United States

See map: Google Maps

Dorothy Palmer

Manager, Food Distribution Program

Phone: (509) 634-2776

Lummi Indian Business Council

Area of Operation: Lummi Indian Tribe

2616 Kwina Road

Bellingham, WA 98226

United States

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Elaine Lane

Director, Commodity Food Program

Phone: (360) 384-2366

 

Makah Indian Tribe

Area of Operation:  Makah Indian Tribe

PO Box 115, Neah Bay, WA 98357

Bldg #40, 90 Resort Drive, Neah Bay, WA 98357

United States

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Arriana Moccardine,

Acting Coordinator, Food Distribution Program

Phone: (360) 645-2154

Quileute Indian Tribe

Areas of Operation: (2) Quileute and Hoh Reservations

PO Box 279 (Main Office), PO Box 219 (Food Program), La Push, WA 98350

1 Quileute Nation Street, La Push, WA 98350

United States

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Bonnie Jackson

Manager, Food Distribution Program

Phone: (360) 374-2147

 

Quinault Indian Nation

Area of Operation: Quinault Indian Nation

PO Box 189, Taholah, WA 98587

1412 Aalis Drive, Taholah, WA 98587

United States

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Ray L Capoeman

Director, Food Distribution Program

Phone: (360) 276-8211 Ext.

Small Tribes of Western Washington

Areas of Operation: (15) Suquamish, Upper Skagit, Shoalwater Bay Tribe, Nooksack, Muckleshoot, Swinomish, Lower Elwha, Tulalip, Sauk-Suilattle, Stillaguamish, Puyallup, Jamestown Tribes, Samish Indian Tribe, Cowlitz Tribe, Snoqualmie Tribe

3040 96th Street, South

Lakewood, WA 98499

United States

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Benita R Lewis

Director, Food Distribution Program

Phone: (800) 567-6690 Ext. 228

South Puget Inter Tribal Planning Agency

Areas of Operation: (5) Nisqually, Chehalis, Skokomish, Squaxin Island, Port Gamble/S'Klallam

4822 She-Na-Num Drive SE

Olympia, WA 98513

United States

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Carmen Kalama

Director, Food Distribution Program

Phone: (360) 426-3990

Spokane Tribe of Indians

Areas of Operation: (2) Spokane and Kalispel Reservations

PO Box 540, Wellpinit, WA 99040

6208 Ford-Wellpinit Road, Wellpinit, WA 99040

United States

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Scott Peone

Director, Food Distribution Program

Phone: (509) 258-7145

Yakama Indian Nation

Area of Operation: Yakama Indian Nation

PO Box 151, Toppenish, WA 98948

802 E 1st Ave, Toppenish, WA 98948

United States

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Linda Walker

Director, Commodity Food Program

Phone: (509) 865-5121 Ext. 4694