Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
Study of the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)

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.

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Customer Service in the Food Stamp Program

In this report, data from the NFSPS are used to address three important areas of interest to FNS that relate to the quality of FSP customer service: (1) the monetary and nonmonetary costs of participating, (2) client satisfaction with services provided, and (3) the accessibility of the FSP to eligible households.