Old Harbor Tribal Food
Distribution Program



About FDPIR Program

FDPIR provides commodity foods to low- income households living on Indian reservations, and to American Indian/Alaskan Native households residing in approved areas near reservations. Many households participate in the FDPIR as an alternative to the Food Stamp Program, because they do not have easy access to food stamp offices or authorized food stores. The program is administered at the Federal level by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Food Distribution in Old Harbor is designed to promote the health and well-being of the Indian population by raising nutrition levels among low-income households.

The Program serves approximately 6 families each month. Food Packages consist of a variety of foods representing all food groups, including:


  • Frozen beef and chicken, canned meats, vegetables and fruits, beans, flour, rice, pasta, and much more commodities are available through the Old Harbor Food Distribution Program.


Eligibility requirements for FDPIR

Low-income American Indian and non-Indian households that reside on a reservation and households living in approved areas near a reservation that contains at least one person, who is a member of a Federally-recognized tribe, are eligible to participate in FDPIR. Households are certified based on income and resource standards set by the Federal government, and must be recertified at least every 12 months. Households may not participate in FDPIR and the Food Stamp Program in the same month.


How to apply

See your FDPIR Administrator at the Old Harbor Tribal Office for an Application. Reminder: you will need proof of income.


*Proof of income

*not currently receiving food stamps

*abide by program rules and regulations

*reside within Old Harbor village boundaries

*Income guidelines do apply depending on household sizes.

FDPIR 2015 Application

FDPIR Administrator:  Kay Barnowsky

Phone:                           907-286-2383

Fax:                               907-286-2350

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