What is the Food Distribution Program?

The Food Distribution Program is a federal program that provides USDA foods to low-income American Indian and Non- Indian households residing on a reservation and to households  living in approved areas near a reservation that contain at least one person who is a member of a federally-recognized tribe.

Eligible households are certified based upon income and resource standards set by the federal government. Participating households must be re-certified or receive a follow-up at least once every  12 months.

The areas served by the ENIPC Food Distribution Program are Nambe, Pojoaque, Tesuque, San Ildefonso, Santa Clara, Ohkay Owingeh, Taos and Picuris Pueblos. In addition we also service the Taos County and PeƱasco areas.

"Our Vision is striving to improve the quality of delivery services to our clients and at the same time, build confidence in the Food Distribution Program to the communities we serve."
The Food Distribution Program offers recipes and preparation tips to help participants make nutritious use of the USDA foods. In addition, basic nutrition and proper storage information are provided by clicking this link.

How do I Apply?

Applications for the ENIPC Food Distribution Program are available at the Nambe Office/Warehouse, and at monthly scheduled delivery sites. Households may file an application on the same day they contact the Food Distribution Program

All Applications received by the program will be processed within seven days (excluding weekends & holidays) of date received.