serving native american families since 1984


The Inter-Tribal Council, Inc. 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 Missouri.

How It Works

Just 3 easy steps to get started with the “Food Distribution Program”. We’ve included the necessary forms, details and qualifications in the downloadable PDF forms below.  Please take a few moments to download the forms and prepare your information so that we can process your request quickly and minimize delays in gathering background details.


Download our easy checklist form to help you get started. This form let’s you know what information you will need to bring with you when you are ready to submit your application.


Just a few questions on your application form. It’s a two page questionnaire that needs filled out completely to be considered for the program. Are you unemployed? We’ll need this form filled out as well.

Come & Visit

Great! Now that you have your qualification checklist, additional papers, and your application, all you need to do is come and visit our location and turn in your paperwork.Have additional questions? Just call or email and we’ll be happy to answer them.

Get In Touch

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Tuesday 8 AM - 12 PM | 1 PM - 4 PM
Wednesday 8 AM - 12 PM | 1 PM - 4 PM
Thursday 8 AM - 12 PM | 1 PM - 4 PM
Friday 8 AM - 12 PM | 1 PM - 4 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

    Program Information

    The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) is a Federal program that provides USDA foods to low-income households, including the elderly, living on Indian reservations, and to Native American families residing in designated areas near reservations and in the State of Oklahoma.

    The FDPIR offers USDA foods in all the major food groups. This includes, vegetables, fruits, protein foods, legumes, grains, dairy, oils, traditional foods, and seasonal items. Foods such as beef, chicken, beans, carrots, corn, cheese, milk, cereal, pasta, and plenty of other food choices.

    • 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.
    Applications for the ITC Food Distribution Program are available in our office, or downloadable from our website “here“. You may request one by mail “here“.  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 ParticipationHousehold members are NOT permitted to participate simultaneously in the Food Distribution Program and the SNAP program or any other Food Distribution Programs.
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