The Burns Paiute Tribe Food Distribution Program mission is to strengthen the nutritional foods through food distribution and other nutrition assistance to income eligible families, emergency food package, to families and the elderly.
Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) 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 an Indian Tribal Organization (ITO) or an agency of the State government. Currently there are approximately 99 ITO’s and 5 agencies. USDA purchases and ships commodities to the ITO’s and State agencies based on their orders from a list of available foods. These administrating agencies store and distribute the food, determining eligibility and provide nutrition education to recipients. USDA provides the administrating agencies with funds for program administrative costs. FDPIR is authorized under section 4 (b) of the Food Stamp Act of 1977 and section 4 (a) of the Agriculture and Consumer Protection act of 1973.
Food Distribution – Provides monthly food package to eligible income Native American Indian or Non-Indian families and elders living on the Burns Paiute Reservation or Native American Indian families living near service area of Burns/Hines, Harney County , Oregon.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: In order to qualify for FDPIR, you must be a enrolled member of a Federally Recognized Tribe, and reside on the Burns Paiute Reservation or in the service area of Burns/Hines, Harney County, Oregon, you must provide proof of Tribal membership. Participants must meet the income guidelines with proof of income.
BPIR FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM , 100 PASIGO STREET, BURNS OREGON 97720
FDPIR DIRECTOR: ANGELA SMARTT WAREHOUSE MANAGER: RANDALL LEWIS
OFFICE PHONE (541) 573-8048 WAREHOUSE PHONE: (541) 573-8023 FAX (541) 573-4217
OFFICE HOURS: 8:AM-12PM / 1:PM 5:PM; M-F WAREHOUSE HOURS: 9:AM -12:PM /1:PM – 3:PM