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Study of the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)

Resource type
Research Plans
Research type
Assessing/Improving Operations
Food Security
Participation Characteristics
Program Access
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PDF Icon Summary (64.42 KB)
PDF Icon Full Report (2.06 MB)
PDF Icon Appendix (2.88 MB)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides nutrition assistance to Tribal communities through the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR). The last nationally representative study of FDPIR was based on 1989 data. Since that time, there have been many changes in FDPIR affecting eligibility, warehouse operations and distribution, customer service, and improvements in the types and variety of products offered in the food package. This report provides an update of FDPIR participant characteristics and program operations, based on a nationally representative sample of participants and sites.

Page updated: April 20, 2020