Food Distribution Program

The Food Distribution Program
will be closed June 12th through June 16
to attend our 30
 NAFDPIR Annual Conference at St. Louis, MO.   If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to Debra Echo-Hawk 918-762-3621 ext. 204


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.

  • Households are certified based on income and resource standards set up by the Federal government and must be re-certified at least every 12 months.  Elderly and disabled households may be certified up to 24 months.  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:  Dependent Care, Child Support, Medical Expense, Home Care Meal-Related, and Standard Shelter/Utility Expense.  For households with no income, a Collateral Statement form is available.
  • 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 of all household members to be on the program.
  • Application needs to be filled out completely.


Additional Information

  • Applicants cannot participate in the Food Distribution Program and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) during the same month, nor have an application pending for SNAP.  Also, cannot participate in more than one Food Distribution in the same month.
  • If you bring in all information requested and found to be eligible for the program, you can pick up your food on the day you apply.
  • 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.

Closed: 12:00 pm to 1:00 for Lunch

                Second Tuesday of the month for food shipment

                Last day of month for Inventory/Reports


Florissa Kanuho
Program Coordinator

Donna Howell 
Certification Worker

Keith Lyons

Tamera Tahkeal

Location:  810 Morris Road – South side of the Roam Chief Building.

Mailing Address:    Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma

                                Food Distribution Program

                                P.O. Box 470

                                Pawnee, OK  74058

Phone:  918-762-2541 or 918-762-3621

Fax:  918-762-6463

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.