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Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Administered by:

US Federal Government Agency (see all agencies)
Department of Agriculture , Food and Nutrition Service
CFDA #: 10.567

Program accomplishments...

The average monthly participation of needy persons in low-income households was 113,248 for fiscal year 2001; 96 Indian Tribal Organizations and six States administer the program for 235 Indian tribes. As of fiscal year 2001, 86 Indian Tribal organizations are approved for participation in the Fresh produce Program, by which participants may select fresh fruits and vegetables in lieu of canned fruits and vegetables. Additional sites are expected to join the project as they become capable. Prior to the pilot, only foods with a minimum shelf life of 6 months were available to participating households. In addition, FNS made changes to the food package that it provides to recipients in order to make it more nutritious and responsive to recipient needs.