Commodities Program

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JaLisa Rich

JaLisa Rich

Program Manager

Office Location:
1625 Martin Street,
Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Office Hours:
8:30am -4:30pm
*Closed 12pm -1pm for lunch

*Closed every 3rd Thursday
*Closed every first and last business day of the month

Phone:
(541) 883-2876
Email JaLisa Rich

Fax:
(541) 883-6505

Commodities Program

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

Closed every 3rd Thursday of the month for truck delivery as well as the 1st and last business day of the month for inventory. 2022 Inventory Closures Calendar

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 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.

Non-discrimination statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), 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.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (833) 620-1071, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to:

  1. mail:
    Food and Nutrition Service, USDA
    1320 Braddock Place, Room 334
    Alexandria, VA 22314; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    FNSCIVILRIGHTSCOMPLAINTS@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

07/25/2022