Nutrition education and commodity foods are available through Food Distribution program grocery stores in nutrition centers in Ada, Ardmore and Purcell, Okla. Participants may shop on the day of their choice in any of the stores. Stores are closed the last two working days of each month.
Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) is an alternative to the Food Stamp program funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and is designed to promote the health and well-being of the Indian population by raising nutrition levels among low-income households. Benefits include nutrition education, food demonstrations, cooking classes and food packages with a wide variety of food choices, including fresh produce and frozen meats.
We now have a $300.00 Utility/Shelter deduction available (please call for more information).
FDP provides services to Marlow and Achille, Okla., one day each month. Appointments may be scheduled by calling (888) 436-7255 Monday through Friday, 8-5.
CDIB or citizenship card from a federally recognized tribe
Copy of Social Security cards and birth dates for all household members
Proof of address, postmarked within the last 30 days (utility bill preferred)
Pay stubs for most recent 30 days (for each working household member over the age of 18) or tax return for self-employed
Statement of non-employment/no income for any non-working household member over the age of 18
Proof of paid or received child support (court order, printout from DHS, canceled check, deduction from check)
Proof of out-of-pocket payments for child or adult daycare
Proof of other income (SSI award letter, Disability, Unemployment, Pensions, Retirement, VA benefits, etc)
Citizenship in a federally recognized tribe
Must reside within the Chickasaw Nation
Must meet USDA income guidelines
Cannot receive SNAP or have a SNAP application pending
The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (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.
The Chickasaw Nation Department of Health offers a variety of programs and services at several convenient locations throughout our 13-county jurisdiction. The Chickasaw Nation Medical Center (CNMC) is located in Ada, Oklahoma and outlying clinics are located in Ardmore, Durant, Purcell and Tishomingo.