Commodities Office

Purpose: 

To assist low income families with supplemental food and nutritional education.

Description of Current Services: 

The Commodities Program is located at 1625 Martin Street, Klamath Falls, OR 97601.

OFFICE HOURS:

Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

*CLOSED during the lunch hour of 12:00pm-1:00pm.

The program provides food for good health to eligible Native American households in Klamath County. The program also provides outreach delivery service to rural community residents. A part of the USDA Commodity program is to provide nutrition education through a variety of media to tribal members and Native Americans on an ongoing basis. The emphasis of the education program is to promote basic good eating habits.

Contact information: Phone (541) 883-2876 Fax (541) 883-6505

Background & Program Year (funded by USDA)- The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) provides USDA Foods to income-eligible households living on Indian reservations and to Native American households residing in Klamath County. USDA distributes both food and administrative funds to participating Indian Tribal Organizations and state agencies to operate FDPIR.

·         Available Services (perhaps why it’d be beneficial to go with FDPIR rather than SNAP)- Eligibility requirements for FDPIR are similar, but not identical, to those for SNAP/FSP. FDPIR households cannot participate in both FDPIR and SNAP/FSP in the same month, so those who are eligible for both programs must choose between them. Because the eligibility requirements are slightly different a household may not be eligible for SNAP but may be eligible under the FDPIR program, unlike SNAP your food benefits are not prorated.  

·         Eligibility– must be an enrolled member or descendant of a federally recognized tribe, household must meet income limits, provide proof of address, and not participating in SNAP.

·         Schedule of Services; Hours of Operation & Closures– Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm (closed for lunch 12-1 and every 3rd Thursday of the month for truck delivery as well as the 1st and last business day of the month for inventory) closures will be posted on the door, an updated closure notice will be sent when updated.

·         Program Contact Info– 1625 Martin st, Klamath Falls, OR 97601

·         541-883-2876

·         541-883-6505

More information:

Application for Food Distribution Program

Complaint Form — General

Non-discrimination statement– 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: How to File a Complaint, 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.