Upcoming Events
  • Week of the Young Child
    April 27, 2017

    8:45 am to 2:00 pm

    Flyer 

  • 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

  • Annual Meeting
    July 15, 2017

    The 2017 Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 beginning at 10:00 a.m.  An agenda will be posted in the upcoming months.  Please mark your calendars. 

  • Wichita Annual Dance
    August 10-13, 2017

    More information to come in the upcoming months. 

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Wichita Tribes Blog
  • Wichita Tribe Summer Intern Program
    April 14, 2017 1:34 PM

    The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes is currently accepting applications from enrolled Wichita Tribal members who are interested in participating in the summer intern program located at the Wichita Tribal complex.  This program is established for Wichita graduating seniors and Tribal college students that will be attending college in the fall of 2017.  This will be […]

  • ELDER LAWN MOWING PROGRAM-APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE 
    April 14, 2017 1:30 PM

    2017 cutting grass season has begun. Cutting began April 10, 2017 but applications are still available. If you would like more information about the Elders Lawn Service, please contact Aldelzon Saldana at (405)247-2425 or email at maintenance@wichitatribe.com.

  • Wichita Tribal Member, Adrian Labrada, Signs with USAO for Cross Country
    April 14, 2017 1:21 PM

    On April 11, 2017, Wichita Tribal Member, Adrain Labrada, signed with USAO to run cross-country. Adrian is graduating senior at Anadarko High School and is very active in sports. Congratulations Adrian! We will have more about Adrian in our upcoming April newspaper. Front row: (Nephew) Jeremiah Beaver, (Mother) Crystal LaBrada, (Signee) Adrian LaBrada (Wichita Tribal […]

  • Vacancy Announcement-Grant Writer/Compliance Officer
    April 14, 2017 1:01 PM

    The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes accepting applications for Grant Writer/Compliance Officer. Applications available at the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes or www.wichitatribe.com. For information call (405) 247-2425. Indian Preference applies. Closing date is April 28, 2017 at 5 p.m.    

  • Sugar Creek Casino Job Postings
    April 14, 2017 12:59 PM

  • Wichita Song Class
    April 14, 2017 12:58 PM

    The Wichita song class will meet at 7:00pm, Monday, April 17th in the portable building at the Wichita Tribal Complex. The class is open to enrolled and descendant Wichita males of all ages. Instruction will be provided by Jimmy Reeder. For more information you may contact Gary McAdams at (405)247-2425, Ext. 169.

  • WDEP Earth Day 2017
    April 12, 2017 3:02 PM

  • Wichitas to Conduct Archaeology Workshop
    April 12, 2017 3:01 PM

    The Wichita Cultural Education Program (WCEP) in partnership with the University of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Archaeological Survey are excited to announce their upcoming workshop series for young adults focused on Wichita heritage and archaeology. Come join us Sunday, May 14th from 1:00-3:00pm as we explore the tools and methods used by archaeologists. These will […]

  • Wichita Hymn Class
    April 11, 2017 9:13 PM

    Wichita Hymn Class The Wichita Cultural Education Program will be sponsoring a Wichita hymn class beginning April 13th. The class will meet at 7:30pm in the portable building at the Wichita Tribal Complex and is open to enrolled and descendant Wichitas of all ages. Instruction will be provided by Jimmy Reeder. For more information you […]

  • WCEP to Co-Sponsor 2nd Annual Easter Hand Game
    April 6, 2017 10:06 PM

    WCEP to Co-Sponsor 2nd Annual Easter Hand Game The Wichita Cultural Education Program will co-sponsor with the Wichita Young Men’s Society and the Wichita Little Sisters the 2nd Annual Easter Hand Game on April 8, 2017. Activities will begin with a potluck meal at 6:00 PM followed by the hand game. Between games Wichita songs […]

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