Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

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The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) allows Indian Tribal Organizations to operate a food distribution program as an alternative to the Food Stamp Program for those living on or near an Indian reservation. Eligibility for benefits is the same as for the food stamps and funds are drawn from food stamp appropriations.

Foods contained in packages include frozen and/or canned meats and poultry, canned fruits and vegetables and juices, dry cereals, cornmeal, flour, butter, macaroni, cheese, evaporated and nonfat dry milk, oats, peanuts and peanut butter, shortening and oils.


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Congressional Research Service document "Report for Congress: Agriculture: A Glossary of Terms, Programs, and Laws, 2005 Edition" by Jasper Womach.

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