The USDA’s Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations Program (FDPIR) or “Commodities Program” is designed to promote healthy levels of nutrition to eligible low-income households living on or near qualified Indian reservations. The Quileute Commodities Warehouse is set up to handle food shipments on a regular basis and has a Food Bank section for products that are available to anyone in LaPush.
To see if you meet the eligibility requirements for the USDA’s Commodities program, please contact the Commodities Warehouse or click the links below. We must have a completed application and verification of income on file. Orders must be placed at least an hour in advance, and it is best to call ahead to verify that staff are available to fill an order.
To learn more about this program go to: Food Distribution on Indian Reservations
Please call ahead to place your food order; it takes approximately an hour to fill an order.
*Call the Commodities building (374-2147) OR Human Services (374-4306) before heading to the warehouse to ensure the doors are open for you.
- In cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture’s goals, we will bring commodities in the line with improved dietary guidelines.
- Low-sodium canned vegetables will be offered.
- Collaborate with the TANF and Pantry Program program to offer cooking classes and other nutrition education activities.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: email@example.com.
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Food Pantry Program
In addition to Commodities, Human Services offers the Food Pantry Program. The Pantry Program operates like a local food bank providing unprepared food without charge to those in need. Must live on Quileute Reservation, OR, be Quileute enrolled. Food Pantry Program services are available Monday-Friday 8am- 4pm at the Quileute Commodities Warehouse in La Push.
For more information call Food Program Manager Bonnie Jackson at (360) 374- 2147.