Food Distribution

Mission Statement

The Food Distribution Program is designed to promote the general welfare and to safeguard the health and well being of the community by raising the levels of nutrition among eligible low-income households living on or near the Coeur d’Alene or Kootenai reservations.


The Food Distribution Program is a federally funded program with a 25% match from the tribe. The program provides commodity foods and nutrition education to lowincome households on the Coeur d’Alene reservation. The program is alternative to the food stamp program. At this time there are 246 households certified. Canned goods, fresh fruits, frozen meats and flour products are given out in a monthly supply.

The program offers limited emergency food assistance. Referrals are made from the Social Services Department. A garden project up and functioning. With the assistance of the Benewah County 4-H Extension Office garden boxes have been set up on site. The first crop was planted in the Spring of 2003 and continuing to prosper. The items that are grown will be given out to elders and program clients. In 2005 the food Distribution Program started The Five A Day Color Way Program to help teach the clientele to get five different colors of fruits and vegetables in their daily diet.

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Thursday 8am-5:30pm
Friday 8am-4:30pm