An example of the FDPIR
monthly distribution for select commodity foods is provided in the chart below (Figure 5).
No significant policy recommendations were made for changes in the composition of the FDPIR commodity package in response to the 2005 DGA.
Change may be overdue to the FDPIR commodity package to bring it more into compliance with the DGA 2010.
These can be newly acquired commodities (using the money and commodities provided through Section 32 of the Act of August 24, 1935, and the Commodity Credit Corporation) and food diverted from stocks normally available for school meal programs, The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), and the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR).
* Commodity stocks used to provide food for hurricane victims will have to be replenished in order to continue regular food assistance under school meal programs, the CSFP, the FDPIR, and TEFAP.
This provision would waive most or all of the match requirement for administrative costs to run the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR
) programs, which many tribes use to provide healthy, affordable food options to low-income individuals and families.
Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations: Directs USDA to report on its plans to include a greater variety of traditional foods such as wild salmon, caribou, and reindeer in all FDPIR
food baskets and its plans to identify and purchase additional traditional foods, including wild salmon, caribou, and reindeer, from Alaska Native producers.
Children in households getting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits; or who are enrolled in Early Head Start, Head Start or Even Start Programs; or who receive Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) benefits automatically qualify for free meals.
Adults who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) benefits, Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) automatically qualify for free meals.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded over $700,000 in grants to support nutrition education programs for participants of USDA's Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR).
In addition, the Lac Du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians will conduct weekly nutrition education and food demonstration sessions at the FDPIR program site, the Wellness Center, and the organization's youth center.