Food Distribution Program

The Food Distribution Program is a Federal Program that provides USDA foods and other

nutrition assistance to low income households, who reside in the Pawnee Nation Food

Distribution service area.

Eligibility Requirements

Households must include at least one person who is a member of a Federally Recognized

tribe. Applicant must provide a Certificate Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) card.

The income verification is all current income in the last 30 days for all household members 18

years or older. Households who receive Social Security, SSI, and Disability need to provide

verification of unearned income. The program has the following deductions for households:

Earned Income, Dependent Care, Child Support, Medical Expense, Home Care Meal-

Related and Standard Shelter/Utility Expense.

Households must reside in the Pawnee Nation Food Distribution service area. These areas

include all of Pawnee County and the northeast part of Payne County. For verification of

residency, a household needs to bring in a current utility bill or rent receipt with the applicants

name and physical address still intact.

Social Security Numbers for all household members.

Additional Information

Applicants may not participate in the Food Distribution Program and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) during the same month. Households denied from the program may appeal the determination by requesting a Fair Hearing to review ineligibility ruling.

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,

Distribution Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fridays: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Florissa Kanuho

Program Coordinator

(918) 762-2541 or (918) 762-3621

Fax (918) 762-6463

Keith Lyons


Donna Howell

Certification Worker

Tamera Tahkeal


Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma

Roam Chief Building

810 Morris Road

P.O. Box 470

Pawnee, OK 74058

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

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

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: , and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture 

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email:

 This institution is an equal opportunity provider.