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Welcome to the Inter-Tribal Council, Inc. Food Distribution Program Website


What is the Food Distribution Program?
The Food Distribution Program is a federal program that provides commodity foods to low-income households residing in approved areas. To be eligible to participate, the household must contain at least one person who is a member of a federally recognized tribe. Eligible households are certified based upon income and resource standards set by the federal government.

The area served by the Inter-Tribal Food Distribution Program is: a portion of Ottawa, including the city limits of Miami east of the Neosho River and a portion of Delaware county in Oklahoma, Cherokee and Labette Counties in Kansas, and Newton, Barton, Jasper and McDonald counties in Missourri.


Office hours are Monday – Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to noon and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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What Do I Need To Qualify For The Food Distribution Program?


• You must reside in our service area.
• You must provide a complete utility bill for the residence. A verified rent
  receipt may be accepted.
• All information must be dated within the last 30 day period.
• CDIB card or tribal membership to a federally recognized tribe must be
  provided for at least one household member.
• Verification of income. Copies of consecutive pay stubs or employers statement of official documents showing GROSS earnings for last 30 days.
• Household member 18 yrs or older without income must provide an   Unemployment form from our office
• You may NOT have received or applied for food stamps in the same   month.
• You must provide proof of custody for children in your home if both       parents are not residing in the home.
• Deduction of child care requires a verifiable receipt from the care provider.
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How Do I Apply?

Applications for the ITC Food Distribution Program are available at the office, downloaded, or you may request one by mail.  Households may file an application on the same day they contact the program.  All applications received by the program will be processed within seven business days.
 
Dual Participation

Household members are NOT permitted to participate simultaneously in the Food Distribution Program and the SNAP program or another Food Distribution Program.

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