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MCN Food Distribution Program

The Food Distribution Program provides USDA donated foods to qualifying low-income Native American households as an alternative to the SNAP program.  The Food Distribution Program’s goal is to provide timely services to any eligible household while preserving their pride and dignity.

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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: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).

For any other information dealing with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues, persons should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at (800) 221-5689, which is also in Spanish or call the State Information/Hotline Numbers (click the link for a listing of hotline numbers by State); found online at http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/contact_info/hotlines.htm.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Eligibility Requirements

What are the eligibility requirements for Food Distribution Benefits?

  • CDIB Card | Citizenship Card | Official Document
  • Social Security Cards for all household members
  • Current Utility Bill with name and address
  • Income for the past thirty days.

The Food Distribution Program provides home delivery services to the elderly and disabled participants. If you feel you could benefit from this service, please contact our office.

It is a USDA regulation that residents of cities with a population of 10,000 or more are not eligible for Food Distribution benefits. These cities include: Broken Arrow, Muskogee, Sand Springs, and Tulsa.

Income Guidelines

The Food Distribution Program’s income guidelines change every year on October 1st. For an updated income rate, please contact one of the locations near you.

Effective October 1, 2018 our Income Guidelines Change

Income Guidelines:

Household Size

1                 $1,176.00

2                 $1,536.00

3                 $1,896.00

4                 $2,266.00

5                 $2,656.00

6                 $3,046.00

7                 $3,406.00

8                 $3,766.00

Each additional member add $360.00

Where can I go for more information?

For an application or additional information, you may visit or contact a Food Distribution Center near you.

Koweta Center

Okmulgee Center

Wetumka Center

31830 E State Highway 51 3001 N. Wood Drive 614 Spokoke Circle
Coweta, OK 74429 Okmulgee, Ok 74447 Wetumka, Ok 74883
Phone: 918-549-2412 Phone:  918-549-2401 Phone:  405-452-1175
Fax: 918-549-2419 Toll Free:  1-800-482-1979 Fax:  405-452-1179
Fax:  918-549-2419

 

Koweta & Wetumka Centers Okmulgee Center
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Store Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Store Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Lunch Hour: 12 noon – 1 p.m.

 

The store is closed the last two working days of each month for inventory purposes.

What foods are available through FDPIR?

Click for USDA Food List

Each month, participating households receive a food package to help them maintain a nutritionally balanced diet. Participants may select from over 70 products including:

  • Meats: Frozen ground beef, beef roast, turkey ham and chicken, canned meats, poultry and fish.
  • Fruits: Canned fruits, plums, raisins, fresh fruit, dried nut mix
  • Pasta: Macaroni and cheese, whole grain pasta, elbow macaroni, spaghetti, egg noodles
  • Dairy: Cheese, egg mix; and lowfat ultra high temperature milk, nonfat dry milk and evaporated milk, butter
  • Grains: Flour, cornmeal, blue corn  meal, whole wheat tortillas, bakery mix, reduced sodium-crackers, cereal, farina, oatmeal, rice,
  • Vegetables: Canned vegetables and soups, low-fat refried beans, dried beans, dehydrated potatoes
  • Juices: 64 fl. oz. of apple, cranberry apple, grape, grapefruit, orange, tomato
  • Nuts: Peanuts and peanut butter
  • Oil: Vegetable Oil

Participants can choose fresh produce instead of canned fruits and vegetables.

Okmulgee Staff

(918) 549-2401

Wetumka Staff

(405) 452-1175
Anna Sterner, Director (918) 549-2402 Michael Manley, Inventory Specialist (405) 452-1174
Tammy Ringgold, Administrative Assistant 918-549-2404 Natasha Harjo, Certification Specialist (405) 452-1177
Anita Lowe, Certification Supervisor (918) 549-2405 Eric Yahola, Program Assistant (405) 452-1175
 Cynthia Taylor, Lead Certification Specialist (918) 549-2409 Demonte Harjo, Warehouse Operator
Louise Taylor, Certification Specialist (918) 549-2410
Minnie Wolfe, Certification Specialist (918) 549-2406
Marcy Fox-Haltom, Certification Floater (918) 549-2407
Amber Brinkley, Receptionist (918) 549-2401
Julie Shaffer, Warehouse Coordinator (918) 549-2403
Mike Wegley, Warehouse Operator
Hunter Jones, Warehouse Operator
Darrel McCall, Warehouse Operator
Juan Hawkins, Warehouse Operator
Angela Francis, Janitor/Maintenance

Koweta Staff

(918) 549-2412
Diane Dillinger, Program Assistant (918) 549-2412
April Roberts, Certification Specialist (918) 549-2415
Ron Orcutt, Inventory Specialist (918) 549-2414
John Walton, Warehouse Operator

Food Distribution
3001 N. Wood Dr.
PO Box 580
Okmulgee, OK 74447

Toll Free: 1-800-482-1979
(918) 549-2401
Fax:  918-549-2419

Office Hours: 8:00-5:00

Store Hours: 9:00-4:00

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