Upcoming Events
  • 2017 High School Senior Assistance
    Through the Academic Year

    Enrolled Wichita tribal members may apply for assistance with senior pictures, graduation announcements, and/or a class ring.

    More information can be found here.

    Application- One Two

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Wichita Tribes Blog
  • Miss & Jr Miss Indian Oklahoma Honor Pow Wow
    February 10, 2017 11:10 AM

  • Fruit and Vegetable Class
    February 10, 2017 10:55 AM

  • TAG OFFICE TIME CHANGES
    June 2, 2016 8:10 AM

    BEGINNING IN JUNE 2016, THE WICHITA TAG OFFICE AND TAX COMMISSION WILL BE CLOSED THE 1ST AND 3RD MONDAY FROM 8 AM- 1PM.  TAGS WILL NOT BE ISSUED DURING THIS TIME. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING DAYS THE TAG OFFICE WILL BE OPEN FROM 1 PM-4:30 PM ONLY:   JUNE 6TH & JUNE 20TH JULY 5TH […]

  • 14th Annual Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair
    April 20, 2016 1:03 PM

  • Community Visioning Meeting for Enrolled Tribal Members
    April 14, 2016 4:01 PM

    Saturday, April 30, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m. in the Community Building located at the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes  Lunch will be provided. There will also be door prizes available. The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Executive Committee will hold a one day Community Visioning Session to gain tribal community input on the economic development vision, community priorities […]

  • Lawton IHS Centennial
    April 14, 2016 3:46 PM

    Lawton Indian Hospital will be celebrating 100 years on this date with reception to follow. More information can be found in the flyer.

  • Elder Informational Meeting
    April 14, 2016 3:45 PM

    Information from different entities providing services for elders will be available at this informational session. Meal provided. More information on this event can be found in the flyer.

  • JOM Honor Dance 2016
    April 14, 2016 3:44 PM

    JOM student awards will be presented at this event, along with a meal and honor dance.

  • Land Buy Back Program
    March 9, 2016 4:29 PM

    The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations implements the land consolidation component of the Cobell Settlement, which provided $1.9 billion to purchase fractional interests in trust or restricted land from willing sellers at fair market value. Consolidated interests are immediately restored to tribal trust ownership for uses benefiting the reservation community and tribal members. There are […]

  • Circuit Training
    February 19, 2016 8:37 AM

Food Distribution Program

Food Distribution Program on the Indian Reservation was created by the Food Stamp Act of 1977 as an alternative to the Food Stamp Program because many Native Americans live in remote areas where food costs are excessively high and access to food stamp offices and grocery stores is often limited. FDPIR allows the Indian Tribal organization to address both problems. Tribes can function as either a state or local agency. In the Southwest Region all of the tribes are State agencies contracting directly with USDA-FNS. Tribes may receive authority to serve other tribes. This allows USDA-FNS to contain costs by contracting with more cost-effective tribes.

The program was initially intended for tribes with reservations. For this reason, Oklahoma tribes could not participate because of the regulatory requirement to serve Native Americans living on reservations. The regulations were amended in 1984 to permit Oklahoma tribes to participate. Those tribes serve traditional (historical) tribal areas. Many of the tribes have agreements with other tribes to serve persons living in the other tribe's historical service area. Serving more than one tribe's area also helps contain costs and results in more efficient and effective programs.

Food assistance and nutrition education are available at the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes' Food Distribution building Monday - Friday.

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
Issuance Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8am - 4pm and Friday, 8am - 12pm

Eligibility requirements

  • Must reside within Wichita and Affiliated Tribes' boundaries
    Our Program serves the Wichita Reserve Area (Northern Caddo County) and includes Gracemont, Binger, Lookeba, Minco, Fort Cobb, Eakly, Oney, Cogar, Albert, Alfalfa, Hinton, and Hydro.
  • Must meet income guidelines (gross monthly)
  • Cannot receive food stamps or have a food stamp application pending

Applicants need to provide the following documents to apply

  • CDIB from a federally recognized tribe
  • Proof of address (two most current utility bills with address)
  • Social Security card for all household members
  • Pay for Previous 30 days (for each working household member)
  • Unemployment Verification for any household member over the age of 18 not working
  • Income Verification for ALL other sources such as Social Security, SSI, etc.
  • Grant award letters

 

You may download and print a copy of the application here:
Wichita FDPIR Application Cover
Wichita FDPIR Application

 

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.  For more information, click here  

 

Beth Parker - Director (405) 247-9677

Melonie Saldana, Administrative Assistant/Outreach Worker

Clifford Swift, Warehouse Supervisor

James Collins, Warehouse Assistant I

Phealin Whish, Warehouse Assistant II

David (Butch) Leonard Sr., NICOA Worker